By Komakech Jimmy
The consultation meeting for the People Power Pressure Group headed by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi was again blocked in Gulu town.
There was heavy police and army deployment in town and at De Covenant Lodge in Gulu Town where the meeting was supposed to take place.
The advance group that was led by the Mityana Municipality Francis Zake was blocked from accessing the ground with claims that they did not meet the pre requisites to hold such a meeting.
That blockage made MP Zake and other People Power Pressure Group members to hit the Gulu town street while marching to Acholi road were, they Later hoodwinked anti-Riot Police before disappearing in Town.
MP Zake says they met all the necessary requirements and guidelines to conduct the consultation but were still blocked.
“The District Police Commander is scared of me, I don’t even have a stone not even equipped with knife or pangas, we are law abiding citizens ‘’ Zake said.
Samuel Obedgiu one of the youths among people power pressure group revealed they have been locked out from accessing the place and at the same time been threatened and brutally harassing them.
One of the people power members who requested anonymity stressed that they cleared everything with the security and hotel owner but was astonished about seeing the security agencies blocking them from accessing the venue.
Javuru Alex the Field Force Police commander in Gulu said the pressure group did not meet and fulfill the requirements for the consultation and therefore they should go back and get a consent a letter then later they can hold the meeting.
By the press time District Police Commander Gulu Emmanuel Mafundo was unavailable for any comment since its alleged that he was hiding inside the venue that was supposed to be accessed by the pressure group for the meeting.
On 6th January, Jimmy Patrick Okema the Aswa Region Police Publicist while addressing Journalists from the northern Uganda Media club in Gulu town, told Journalists that the police was not notified about the said consultation.
This is the second time in a row that the consultation meeting for Robert Kyagulanyi is being blocked in Acholi sub Region after facing the same similar idea was blocked in Kitgum before planning to have it in Gulu. End