FDC condemn police attempt to confiscate manifesto

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The Forum for Democratic Change has condemned an attempt by police to confiscate their party manifesto on Friday. The party is also demanding that police compensate the printers of the manifesto for destruction caused.

The Forum for Democratic Change has condemned an attempt by police to confiscate their party manifesto on Friday.
 
The party is also demanding that police compensate the printers of the manifesto for destruction caused.
 
The FDC Electoral Commission chairman Michael Kabaziguruka made the comments to the press after police had withdrawn from MPK Graphics.
 
Kabaziguruka says he was informed that police had sealed off MPK Graphics, was confiscating the party manifesto and arresting the printer's workers.
 
On arrival at Nasser Road, Kabaziguruka confronted Ronald Mugabe, the officer in charge of the operation.
 
Kabaziguruka claims that Mugabe refused to explain why the police were confiscating the FDC material. This prompted Kabaziguruka to call more FDC members to the scene.
 
He then called the Regional Police Commander Kampala Abbas Byakagaba. Byakagaba informed Kabaziguruka that the police had received information that the FDC manifesto contained threatening material.
 
Mugabe was then given a copy of the manifesto to read through after which the police withdrew.
 
Kabaziguruka says that police will have to compensate MPK Graphics because the party is not ready to pay for material destroyed during the operation.
 
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Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango declined to comment on the matter.