Radio host sacked for trying to host Besigye

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Police stationed outside Aulogo radio in Adjumani

A radio talkshow host of Aulogo Media Services 96.5Fm in Adjumani district has been sacked for trying to host opposition figure Kizza Besigye.

Amacha Goli, a radio talkshow host at Aulogo Radio, was supposed to host Besigye and FDC President Patrick Amuriat on 5th July for a radio programme.

The programme was stopped by the Office of President citing “security” reasons, according to Adjumani RDC Taban Data’s letter dated July 5, 2019 directs the Manager Aulogo media services.

Taban said he received intelligence saying some people were organising to disrupt the programme which meant Amuriat wasn’t safe.

In a letter dated July 6, the Chairman Board of Directors Anyama Williams asked Goli for a detailed explanation surrounding the radio talkshow that was meant to host Besigye and Amuriat.

“You are also directed to be out of office to pave way for investigations into the matter.”

Goli was told to hand over to the programme manager with immediate effect.

Besigye described the move as “reprehensible”.

Besigye and Amuriat have been either thrown out of the radio stations or blocked from   appearing on dozens others.

At Aulogo radio, FDC officials were teargased and driven away by police when they went to seek clarification over the cancelled show.

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