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Gen Mugisha Muntu with Forum for Democratic Change leaders and supporters at the Public Library in Fort Portal on Friday. Photo by Steven Ainganiza.

Gen Muntu Slams Police over Joint Age Limit Consultations Ban

Stopping a national leader from consulting Ugandans on the amendment in any district is contradicting with the law. Our people need information about the impact of this amendment. - Gen Mugisha Muntu
posted onOctober 21, 2017
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By Steven Ainganiza

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, General Mugisha Muntu has criticized the police directive of banning the joint age limit consultations.

Police recently issued a directive banning the Members of Parliament from conducting joint consultative meetings with the public.

The FDC presidential candidate was on Friday in Fort Portal municipality spreading the gospel of “Togikwatako” not to touch article 102(b).

He first held a press conference at Whispering Gardens, Maguru, South division, before meeting the FDC delegates from Rwenzori region at the public library in the heart of the town.

Police vehicle was seen patrolling as a convoy of Gen. Muntu moved around town mobilising and asking the people not to allow the MPs amend the constitution.

Gen. Mugisha Muntu strongly condemned the police’s order to ban the joint consultations, terming it unlawful.

According to Gen. Muntu, MPs belong to parties that are lawful and recorganised by the constitution of Uganda.

“Stopping a national leader from consulting Ugandans on the amendment in any district is contradicting with the law. Our people need information about the impact of this amendment,” he said.

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Gen Muntu chatting with an elder at Whispering Gardens in Fort Portal on Friday. Photo by Steven Ainganiza.

On Police’s directives to ban MP  Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine and other artistes from composing political music and staging concerts, Gen. Muntu said that it’s unlawful and police cannot determine the type of music artistes can compose.

“Ugandans need information about the political situation in the country and this can only be done through music and drama. Our people are being intimidated by the errant police officers,” said Gen Muntu.

When asked whether Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye is supporting Hon. Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Gen. Muntu said that Besigye is free to support anybody of his choice.

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