Kyadondo East legislator and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine is set to issue a new consultations schedule after police interrupted the first one.
On Monday, Police cordoned off Our Lady of Good Counsel, Gayaza Parish in Wakiso District where Kyagulanyi was expected to host his first consultation meeting before firing tear gas and live bullets to disperse the crowds that had started to gather.
Other People Power Movement consultation meetings that had been scheduled in Gulu and Lira respectively were also blocked by Police saying that he didn’t meet the required guidelines.
Bobi Wine on Thursday met with officials from the Electoral Commission (EC) and police officials at the EC headquarters in Kampala to inquire on why his meetings were being blocked despite ‘exhausting all legal avenues in their pursuit for rights, fairness, and dignity.’
The politician said that police had conceded to having acted outside the law on many issues and said that they were committed to working within the law.
He said, “We put to police all the violations they have been involved in these past few days and demanded that they are put to an end. Indeed, they conceded to having acted outside the law on many issues.”
He added that in a few days, they will issue a new schedule of consultations with hope that Police will stick to its commitments.
Kyagulanyi also tasked the EC to ensure a leveled playing ground for all political players that will be donning different political outfits ahead of the general polls in 2021.