By Charles Etukuri
The Police legal department were on Tuesday afternoon locked up in a meeting with former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi’s legal team at the Police headquarters at Naguru.
The Police side was led by the Director of Human Rights and Legal Services, Assistant Inspector General of Police Erasmus Twarukuhwa while Fred Muwema led Mbabazi’s team.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, confirmed that the meeting was going on but said he did not have details yet.
“It’s true our team in in a meeting with Hon. Mbabazi’s team as they try to resolve issues about Amama pending national consultations across the country,” Enanga said.
The meetings comes in the wake of police decision by the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura who in a letter said would not allow Mbabazi to hold consultative meetings as he seeks to be nominated as NRM flag bearer claiming that his meetings were illegal.
His decision was based from a letter written by the Electoral Commission (EC), and the NRM Secretariat who said his planned consultative meetings are illegal because the party has not blessed his aspirations.
On July 2, lawyers representing the former Premier wrote to the IGP observing that: “In view of the conflicting interpretations of the law, we believe that it is imperative to meet with you to harmonize the position of the law for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders in the electoral process.”
On Monday the police said it would block Mbabazi from travelling to Mbale on Thursday but addressing the press on Monday, Mbabazi said he would still go to Mbale and that the IGP could not legally stop him.
“Am I going to Mbale? Of course, I am going. The IGP cannot lawfully stop me. He may put a mamba at my gate, may be. If he puts a mamba, I will jump over it,”Mbabazi said.