Police in Lira has cordoned off Pacific Grand Hotel, the venue that is meant to host Bobi Wine’s consultative meeting in the area.
The People Power team has been trying to seek an audience with the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of the area, Milton Odongo according to reports, but their efforts haven’t born fruits as the RDC tells them he is still busy.
Odongo says that although police had initially granted permission to Bobi Wine’s People Power to hold the meeting, now the meeting will not be allowed after the organisers failed to secure written consent from the proprietor of the hotel.
Bobi is said to be on his way to Lira.
The presidential hopeful sought permission from the Electoral Commission to conduct his consultative meetings regarding his presidential ambitions, and he was okayed. None of his meetings has been allowed by police yet. On Monday, police stopped the consultative meeting in Kasangati, arresting Bobi and forty others. He was supposed to be in Gulu on Tuesday but the meeting did not happen either.
Police says Bobi doesn’t meet the requirements set to hold a public meeting.