Lira gives Bobi Wine authoritarian conditions to hold meeting on Wednesday


Pacific Grand Hotel where People Power meeting is tomorrow.

Lira – Even when People Power Secretariat say they have given information to all security heads across the country as they travel to consult people ahead of 2021 presidential elections, their formal request is not convincing security heads of Lira district.

Bobi Wine and his team who are highly expected in Lira town tomorrow [Wednesday] as per their planned schedule, have been given heavier conditions for their meeting to be accepted.

TND News’ senior reporter and news editor, Frank Oyugi who’s based in Lira town confirmed to our Kampala bureau that People Power have gone ahead to secure their venue – Grand Pacific Hotel by paying for it.

“I’m here at the hotel where People Power meeting is slated for tomorrow and I have been told by hotel management that they have received a deposit from their visitors,” Mr. Oyugi reports.

He added that on Tuesday morning, security team [Police] under the commands of Lira RDC, Milton Odongo and DPC Obia George visited the venue and gave huge conditions to both parties.

“The RDC insists they [People Power] should pick a letter from security and bring it to the hotel management showing approval of their meeting,” our editor quotes RDC, Milton Odongo.

Also, security chairman who’s the RDC has also directed Bobi Wine to pick “authorization to hold a meeting letter” from the LC1 chairperson, Te-Obia village, Central Division, Lira Municipality before storming meeting venue.

As of yesterday [Monday], like RDC Milton Odongo said in the evening – Lira DPC George Obia told TND News they had not yet received any letter from People Power informing them of their visits to Lira town

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However, Okot B’tek, who’s the People Power Coordinator for Lango sub-region tells us “the Wednesday consultation will go on”.

“We have been advised not to invite more than 200 people,” Mr. Okot added.


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