Police has asked Forum for Democratic change to call off its independence week activities.
In a letter issued by the police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi to FDC, he asked the party to desist from holding any assemblies and celebrations parallel to the national celebrations set for Sunday.
He instead advises them to join the national celebrations to be held in Luuka, saying that the motive of their (FDC) celebrations is still unclear and would undermine the security and success of the national celebrations.
Homes of majority of FDC leaders have been sealed off by security today. Those confined in their homes include the party’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda; Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago; Kawempe councilor, Muhammad Ssegirinya and former FDC presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye.
However, the latter managed to beat up security at his home and turned up for the burial of the late Makindye Court’s chief Magistrate, David Mafabi.
Some FDC leaders including Ingrid Turinawe, Amb. Wasswa Birigwa and Wafula Oguttu were this evening allowed to access his home though, he was stopped leaving with them.
The Opposition plans to hold Independence Day celebrations at Kira Municipality in Wakiso District today, another rally in Kawempe on October 8 and a national rally in Katwe on Independence Day on Sunday to renew what they termed their energy in the fight for good governance in this country.
Meanwhile, there is a protest by traders in down town Kampala. They are protesting a sudden increase of rent by Shs900,000 in some of the arcades without notice. Luwum street is all blocked by police and all shops closed.