Ochola moves to arrest LC aspirants for vote rigging

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IGP Ochola

There will be Local Council 1 elections Tuesday 10th July 2018 throughout the country.

The security situation in the country has remained stable despite the persistence of threats of general crime, among others.

The nominations and campaigns for these elections went on well without any serious incident registered throughout the country.

Elections for Women Representatives for Local Councils were equally peaceful throughout the country.

Tomorrow’s election has generated a lot of excitement coupled with anxiety among the population which requires thorough security measures.

Uganda Police Force and its sister security agencies have mapped out hotspots throughout the country and this will help to secure the elections effectively.

Uganda Police Force has enhanced Police visibility in the hotspot areas, along the routes, and polling stations.

We shall continue with high visibility and community policing to detect and curtail any crime that may disrupt the exercise.

“We have deployed standby Public Order Management Forces at strategic locations to timely respond to any forms of public disorder,” said police IGP Okoth Ochola.

Ochola said the force has enhanced deployment of both overt and covert Forces, deployed both static and mobile Forces to guard vital installations including offices of Electoral Commission, party offices and vulnerable places.

“I want to encourage Ugandans of voting age to come out in big numbers and exercise their rights by voting without any fear of intimidation. Come out to vote knowing that security is guaranteed.”

He added: “I want to warn anybody who will be found threatening or intimidating voters or engaging in electoral malpractice that they will be arrested and charged in courts of law.”

 

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