Police stop people from conducting forums

The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

ENGA police are stopping people from holding public forums to pressure their MPs in the lead up to Friday’s vote on the no-confidence motion against the prime minister.
Provincial police commander, acting Supt George Kakas told The National yesterday that police were out on full force to stop any illegal gathering while the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was pending.
Kakas said that today and tomorrow, there would be no public forum in the province.
He said that this after stopping some people who approached his office yesterday, seeking permission to carry out awareness today (Thursday) in Wabag town.
“I do not want people with political affiliations to come out and use public forums to issue threats against their Members of Parliament or anyone.”
Kakas urged people to respect their leaders for whatever decisions they would be making on the floor of parliament tomorrow.
He said that if people were not happy with their decision, they can decide the MPs fate in the 2017 national election only few months away.
“Whoever is conducting illegal gatherings in the province to play petty politics will be arrested and charged,” he warned.
Kakas urged people in the province to mind their own business and forget about politics.
“We must all respect whatever decision our leaders will be making tomorrow and move on,” he said.