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LCI Polls: Ochola Deploys Heavily As Tension rise

Police has deployed heavily across the country political tension rise ahead of the local council one election.

Martin Okoth Ochola the Inspector General of police in a statement issued on Monday said security situation in the country has remained stable despite the persistence of threats of general crime, among others.

“The nominations and campaigns for these elections went on well without any serious incident registered throughout the country”.

Ochola adds that elections for Women Representatives for Local Councils were equally peaceful throughout the country.

“Tomorrow’s election has generated a lot of excitement coupled with anxiety among the population which requires thorough security measures”.

He explained that Uganda Police Force and its sister security agencies have mapped out hotspots throughout the country and this will help to secure the elections effectively.

“Uganda Police Force has enhanced Police visibility in the hotspot areas, along the routes, and polling stations”.

The police chief says police shall continue with high visibility and community policing to detect and curtail any crime that may disrupt the exercise.

“We have deployed standby Public Order Management Forces at strategic locations to timely respond to any forms of public disorder”.

“We have enhanced deployment of both overt and covert Forces, deployed both static and mobile Forces to guard vital installations including offices of Electoral Commission, party offices and vulnerable places”.

He encouraged Ugandans of voting age to come out in big numbers and exercise their rights by voting without any fear of intimidation.

He warned anybody who will be found threatening or intimidating voters or engaging in electoral malpractice that they will be arrested and charged in courts of law.


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