Police suspends NUP’s on going Mobilization Activities

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Major General Tumusiime Katsigazi, has suspended National Unity Platform’s (NUP) on going nationwide mobilization movement over what he is referred to as bleach of agreed guidelines.

Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in one of the Mobilization activities recently. (Courtesy photo)

In his letter released on Wednesday evening, Katsigazi revealed that they granted NUP permission conduct nationwide mobilization

activities and official opening of party offices , but according to their findings and basing on the blatant breaches of the guidelines , they have decided to suspend these activities.

“While we completely support the right of individuals, groups and other citizens to peacefully gather or assemble, and make their views on matters of public policy, we have noticed that., in all areas where the NUP mobilization activities have been carried out, there have been total breaches to the guidelines, thus causing public disorder, unnecessary traffic jams.”

He also pointed out loss of business, malicious damage to property, for instance in Mbarara City where ‘rowdy supporters’ vandalized a Toyota Hiace, under reg. no. UBD 251J,and traffic accidents, including a fatal one in Hoima City, on the 11.09.2023, where a one, Mugisa Norman died and 10 others got serious injuries.

“Furthermore, in Kasana-Luweero District, the mobilization activity was used to incite violence, promote sectarianism, make illegitimate calls for the removal of an elected government, and issuance of defamatory statements against the person of H.E. The President of the Republic of Uganda.”

Katsigazi added that this announcement is a follow-up, to the earlier communication of 12th September 2023, to the NUP leadership, halting the planned mobilization activities and opening of offices, until such a time that they are ready to comply with the guidelines and rule of law.

“We are sending this strong message, that our country, Uganda, will not wait for its villages, towns, Urban centers and cities to burn, before taking action to protect its citizens and property. We are going to put an end to the mob mentality, bullying and intimidating tactics of NUP radicals, against innocent civilians and Law enforcers.”

He further promised that as Police they are ready to put an end to the mob mentality, bullying and intimidating tactics of NUP radicals, against innocent civilians and Law enforcers.


















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