People Power spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, says on Friday they notified the authorities regarding the start of their new phase of consultations.
“We will have our first one in the capital Kampala on Monday 24th February, then we will proceed to the rest of the country afterwards,” Ssenyonyi explained.
He added: “Our expectation is that this time round, the authorities will observe the law just like we have.”
The first consultative meeting will take place at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Rubaga division.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, told press on Monday that they received a letter from Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine notifying them on his consultative meetings for his 2021 presidential candidature.
Enanga, however, explained that they have not yet got a response from the director of operations.
Section 6; (1), (b) of the Public Order Management Act (POMA), which governs public gatherings states: “Upon receipt of a notification under Section 5, where it is not possible to hold a public meeting… the authorised officer shall, in writing within 48 hours after receipt of the notice, notify the organiser or his or her agent that it is not possible to hold the proposed public meeting and the notice shall be delivered to the organiser’s address as stated in the notice of intention to hold a public meeting.”
On December 20, the Electoral Commission cleared Bobi Wine and three other presidential aspirants to consult the masses about their candidatures.
The others were; John Herbert Nkugabwa, Fred Mwesigye and Joseph Mwambazi.
But when Bobi Wine tried to consult on January 6 in Gayaza, police cordoned off the venue and had violent clashes with his supporters.