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Deputy police chief Lokech to Ugandans: Go to heaven and be guarded by angels if you’re tired of heavy security deployment

Uganda Police Force (UPF) deputy chief Maj Gen Paul Lokech has spoken out on heavy security deployment in major cities and towns.

Two weeks after the January 14 elections, police and the military are keeping a heavy presence to avert post-election violence.

Opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform (NUP) who came second has rejected the election results.

Although Bobi Wine has opted to challenge the results in the Supreme Court and distanced himself from Plan B, security sources say intelligence reports suggest otherwise.

Bobi Wine polled about 35 per cent of the 10 million votes cast, losing to incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni who garnered a little over 58 per cent.

The singer-turned-politician got his home region of Buganda, prompting Museveni to accuse him of sectarianism.

According to Lokech, the deployment if for the safety of Ugandans, and would remain until security was certain that there are no longer threats to life and property.

Speaking during a press conference at the police headquarters at Naguru in Kampala on February 01, the deputy Inspector General of Police told Ugandans there would be continued security presence since Uganda was not in heaven.

“We are not in heaven for the angels to look after us. We are on earth and therefore, you should allow security to look after you,” said Maj Gen Lokech.

Pearl Times Reporter
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