Uganda Police has issued a warning against violence as the nation gears up for the NRM party Primaries that will be hosted across the country on Friday.
“Although the pre-election activities have been largely peaceful, a few isolated incidents of violence and intimidation were registered in districts of Hioma, Sembabule, Kazo, Bundibugyo and other some others,”
ACP Polly Namaye, the Deputy police Spokesperson said,
“It’s therefore against this background that we call these candidates, their campaign agents, and their supporters to refrain from all forms of violence and provocative behavior during primaries,” she said.
She has also urged them to exercise maximum responsibly during this electoral process.
“As a result, we want to assure the party that we adequately deployed across the country to ensure that there is no form of electoral violence during the primaries,” Namaye said.
This was at Uganda Media Center while addressing journalists on the general security situation in the country.
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She said police is also monitoring districts that are being hotly contested by aspirants.
According to Namaye, the SOPs that were given by the ministry of health have to be followed by the candidates, their agents and supporters.
She also called upon all political parties to harmonise thier electoral road maps with the joint security task force for the safety of all those that will be involved.