(IPOD) has expressed grievances over the increasing levels of violence
With just few hours to usher in the year 2021, the inter party organization for duologue (IPOD) has expressed grievances over the increasing levels of violence and intolerance among political political actors and voters in the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the forthcoming general elections 2021.
This has sounded by the IPOD chairperson also secretary general of the NRM ruling party Justine Lumumba Kasule while delivering IPOD end of year 2020 message. She said that since the campaign period started, the country has experienced many incidents of violence and confrontation between security agencies with some political actors that have unfortunately left many lives lost, property destroyed and business disrupted. Lumumba also appealed to security agencies to desist from using excessive force and exercise restraints in accordance with their profession even in the face of provocation by the political actors, citizens and fellow security officers.
Meanwhile Lumumba revealed that, IPOD has written to the Electoral Commission for further engagements over the suspension of campaign meetings in fourteen districts regarding to various issues such as how to go about with other non campaign activities that are critical for elections which involve gathering people, Electoral commission to work with Uganda communications commission and state media broadcasters to ensure equitable access and use of state media by all candidates among others.