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Do not cross the line, Gen. Muhwezi tells Maj. Mutale

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Added 28 August 2015

Mutale recently warned saying whoever will stand in the way of his candidate for 2016 would be quashed.

Do not cross the line, Gen. Muhwezi tells Maj. Mutale

Gen. Muhwezi

 

By David Lumu

Information minister Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi, has warned the Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs, Maj. Kakooza Mutale, and leaders of other pressure groups not to breach the law as they embark on political mobilization ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Muhwezi told journalists yesterday that Government will deal with actors, including Mutale if they cross the line.

"The position of Government is that there must be respect of law and order. We don't expect anybody to break the law because we have enough security personnel. If anybody infringes any law, he or she will be brought to book but every political party has a right to mobilise within the law," he said.

Muhwezi was replying to questions from journalists over the ongoing moblisation of militias by various political actors within the country.

"Kakooza Mutale's group is for mobilization. Political parties are free to mobilise according to the law. However, law and order must be respected at all times-during elections and after elections. Anybody who crosses the line we shall deal with them," he said.

Last week, Mutale told journalists that he is training various NRM cadres to ensure that President Yoweri Museveni wins the 2016 elections. Mutale also warned that whoever will stand in the way of his candidate for 2016 would be quashed. Mutale is known for his infamous group Kalangala Action Plan (KAP) which beat up Museveni's opponents in the 2001 general elections.

To counter Mutale's group, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, an opposition activist also last week launched a youth group dubbed, 'Truth and Justice Solidarity crew.'

Muhwezi said that such groups should not over-step the mobilization role to engage in violence and other unlawful related activities.

Police has also warned actors against engaging in illegal activities as they mobilise for their candidates in the forthcoming elections.

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