There are only a few days until President Museveni’s swearing-in, and the police have strongly warned the disgruntled group of Ugandans that they will not tolerate any unrest.
With only a few days to President Museveni’s swearing-in, the police have issued a strong warning that they will not allow any disgruntled groups of Ugandans to engage in disruptive acts of violence.
In a statement dated May 3rd, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said they are monitoring all the would-be perpetrators in a bid to deter any forms of violence that might arise.
The police spokesperson also begged all Ugandans and visitors in the country to remain peaceful, law-abiding and report any suspicious behaviour to the nearest police unit.
“The Joint Task Force has a mandate to ensure the pre-swearing, swearing-in and post events, take place in a very safe and secure manner. We are therefore, confident of holding a successful event since it was planned for in the security master plan for policing the 2021 general elections, with contingencies and counter- response plans, against any threats and vulnerabilities,” Enanga said.
“We also are monitoring some of the disgruntled supporters who continue with their usual rhetoric of threats to violence. Due to security reasons, we won’t go into the specific details, but are more than prepared to do anything within our means to maintain law and order.”
Enanga however, raised that preliminary investigations have shown them that so far the threats from these groups do not pose any serious risk but revealed the police Joint Operation Command Centres across the country, are fully alert, with the relevant intel, operative and investigative components; operating at all times.
He said they are closely monitoring a wide range of potential threats especially acts of domestic extremism, external influence, radical behaviour and closely monitoring all our border areas and crossing points, especially in the West Nile region.
“At this stage, we want to inform the public that there are no specific threats directed towards the swearing in ceremony, although, we anticipate disruptive activities, such as the use of petrol bombs, acts of sabotage, blocking roads, burning tyres and other disruptive activities,” Enanga added.
“However, our Joint Intelligence Components have picked this piece of information, and continue to gather information surrounding the would be perpetrators.”
Meanwhile, the swearing-in of the President-elect, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, will be held on 12/05/2021, at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
The ceremony marks the climax of the Presidential Election.