GP Ochola promises to deal with those planning violent protests after January 14th election

Posted: 2021-01-08T11:38:00Z Read: 872 times
GP Ochola promises to deal with those planning violent protests after January 14th election

Ugandans have been warned against engaging in any violent activities during the January 14th election, or they will regret.


The warning was sounded by the Inspector General of police Okoth Martin Ochola during a security briefing at the Police headquarters in Naguru on Friday. 
The briefing attended by senior security officers focused mainly on the upcoming elections. 


Ochola said there are political leaders who are urging their supporters to go in large numbers and monitor the elections on false claims of election fraud which is against the EC guidelines. He noted that there is no evidence of voter fraud.


The electoral commission issued guidelines for the polling day, explaining that all voters must leave the polling station immediately after casting their votes. Adding that no pictures or videos will be allowed at polling stations, even if by journalists. 


Now, Ochola says they will ensure that the EC guidelines are followed to the maximum.


“I would like to assure the whole country that whoever causes trouble will regret why his or her mother gave birth to him or her” he warned. 


The meeting was also attended by Defence Minister Adolf Mwesigye who trashed allegations by opposition Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, that government had targeted his children, forcing him to fly them out of the country on Wednesday evening.


“This is not the first time we are having elections. Nothing happened to the families of those who stood in the past elections. It has never been the NRM policy to harm opponents," Mwesigye said


He further warned that candidates must accept the people’s choice as declared by the electoral commission. Adding that the only channel you can use to oppose the results is the courts of law.


Ugandans of voting age will go to the polls on Thursday January 14th 2021 to choose a president and members of parliament across the country.