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Supporters of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni celebrated in the streets after he won a decisive re-election. FILE PHOTO

Fred Enanga the Uganda Police Spokesperson said that they have got information of specific groups of people that are planning to organize strikes dubbed plan B”.

The Uganda Police has issued a strong warning to all those intending to stage riots and protests in demonstration towards the recently concluded elections.

In a statement dated 18th January 2021, Fred Enanga the Uganda Police Spokesperson said that they have got information of specific groups of people that are planning to organize strikes dubbed plan B” following the results from the elections.

Enanga however, noted that they have deployed heavily at all public places of worship, schools, health facilities and markets where the perpetrators of violence had planned to stage their demonstrations.

He said that they will also continue monitoring all regions and areas that have proven hotspots countrywide for stirring riots and protests.

”Our intelligence components picked information of disruptive plans, dubbed “plan B” by selected candidates and political parties that have not only rejected the outcomes of the elections but also advocating for violent riots and demonstrations coordinated by their district mobilizers across the country. On the 16th and 17th of January 2021, our task teams countered violent protests by upset rioters in Masaka, Nsangi and further disrupted all plans by NUP to

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start riots simultaneously in all major cities and towns in Uganda”, part of Enanga’s statement read.

”We also continue to monitor designated routes and identified coordinators along with Bombo with flashpoints at Kagoma, Matugga and Wobulenzi, Gayaza with flashpoints at Mpererwe, Kutaano, Kasangati and Gayaza, Hoima road with flashpoints at Masitowa, wakiso and Kakiri, Mityana road with flashpoints at Busega, Kumunaana and Bujuuko; and Jinja road with flashpoints at Kireka, Bweyogerere, Seeta and Mukono,”. 

Enanga also said that just like the situation was before and during the elections, they expect Ugandans to remain calm despite the outcomes from the elections.

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Supporters of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni celebrated in the streets after he won a decisive re-election. FILE PHOTO

To ensure this is possible, the police spokesperson assured that they will keep a close watch even across the boundaries of the country to curtail any infiltration of negative forces linked to domestic terror cells and acts of civil disorder.

”Just like we assured Ugandans and visitors to Uganda, about very peaceful elections, we would like to assure them of a peaceful aftermath of the elections with very robust plans to respond proportionately against all perpetrators of violent crime, and lawlessness,” Enanga assured.

”We would like to warn all persons that had been mobilized from the districts of Kasese, Jinja, Mityana, Luwero and Mbale, to take to the streets in Kampala, the epicentre of the planned riots to reject such calls and instead remain law-abiding,” he added urging the general public to keep in mind of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is still fast spreading in the country.

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”As we conclude, we urge all Ugandans and visitors to the country, to start going about their businesses and daily activities, without fear. During this aftermath, we would like to inform and reassure all Ugandans that Covid-19 is real, and urge all members of the public to be very vigilant and cautious during this period.”