The Uganda Police Force has congratulated the President Elect, H.E.Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni and the NRM Party for their triumph in the Presidential Elections.
The Force also applauded all the other Presidential Candidates, their campaign agents, fans, well-wishers for their participation and coming out in large numbers to vote.
According to Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson, Ugandans indeed exercised their democratic rights and made their voices heard.
Enanga extended apecial thanks to the Electoral Commission, for successfully conducting the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, in a free and fair manner, despite the few challenges that they faced.
“The Joint leadership of the security agencies greatly thanks the Joint Security Forces for the commendable job of promoting security across all corners of the country. The very peaceful electoral environment enabled voters to come out in their large numbers and participate in the elections” he said.
Enanga noted that their 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.
According to the police mouthpiece, on the 16th and 17th of January 2021 security task teams countered violent protests by upset rioters in Masaka, Nsangi and further disrupted all plans by NUP to start riots simultaneously in all major cities and towns in Uganda.
“We have dominated all public places of worship, schools, health facilities and markets where the perpetrators of violence had planned to stage their demonstrations. We also continue to monitor designated routes and identified coordinators along Bombo with flash points 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 flash points at Kireka, Bweyogerere, Seeta and Mukono” he said.
These flashpoints were earmarked as cut off areas with at least 5 key actors to mobilize and stir riots, blocking passage to and from the city.
“Just like we assured Ugandans and visitors to Uganda, about a very peaceful election, 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. We have also continued to maintain our visibility and alertness across our boundaries to curtail any infiltration of negative forces linked to domestic terror cells and acts of civil disorder. 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 epicenter of the planned riots to reject such calls and instead remain law abiding” Enanga warned.
He urged all Ugandans and visitors to the country, to start going about their businesses and daily activities, without fear.