People Power Movement leader, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his team have arrived at the Electoral Commission (EC) head offices ahead of a meeting with electoral body officials.
In a closed-door meeting, the teams are expected to discuss Bobi Wine’s blocked consultative meetings in Kasangati (Wakiso), Gulu and Lira district.
This development comes just days after Kyagulanyi, campaigning under the People Power umbrella failed to hold three of his full week scheduled consultation meetings in different parts of the country. These included meetings earlier planned to take place in Gayaza, Gulu, and Lira.
Police, citing failure by Kyagulanyi to adhere to guidelines set out in the Public Order Management Act, on Monday foiled a planned meeting at Gayaza in Wakiso district. Together with Asuman Basalirwa, the MP for Bugiri municipality, Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebaggala and other People Power supporters, Kyagulanyi was arrested and detained at Kasangati police station and later transferred to Naggalama in Mukono district.
He later announced the cancellation of the Gulu meeting for what he called intimidation of his supporters by the police and other security agencies. News later emerged that even the planned meeting in Lira was foiled on the orders of the area Resident District Commissioner.
Bobi Wine wondered why the police were stopping him from holding consultations yet he had received a green light from the Electoral Commission.
EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa one of our sources yesterday that the commission has observed a need to meet the aspirant to try and reach a compromise between him and the police.
We shall keep you updated on the outcomes of the meeting.