Office of Police PRO for West Nile/North West Nile regions would like to congratulate all the political aspirants, electorates, officials of district and regional NRM offices, our gallant men and women of the security forces, other stakeholders and members of the public generally upon having achieved a very peaceful and violence free election of NRM flag bearers for the post of members of parliament in the regions.
The various actors above ensured that all the laws and lawful procedures were followed throughout the process of elections and cooperated well with the security committees of the regions.
In a special way, the same office would like to appreciate all the Police officers attached to the Regions in their respective ranks and positions, for the great job well done before, during and after elections. From the districts of Pakwach up to Adjumani, the exercise was successful and ended peacefully. Even in the hotly contested districts of Koboko and Adjumani where violence was anticipated, the exercise went on peacefully and appreciation goes to the unit Commanders plus their staffs, aspirants and the electorates.
The minor issues and interference’s reported to police were handled on time as others were forwarded to the rightful offices for further management. However, those with complains or petitions sighting some irregularities are urged to approach the rightful offices for investigation and proper management of their issues. Since elections are not yet over, the same spirit should be exhibited in the coming elections for the seats of LC V and mayors as well as the General one.
It should be noted that COVID-19 is still present and therefore the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by Ministry of health be followed by all throughout the period of elections to prevent the spread of the disease.
In the Holy bible, the book of Romans 13:1-5 summarizes that those who are submissive and obedient to the authorities and the necessary laws respectively will not get problems and instead will have peace all their lives.
The Uganda police force therefore remains non partisan pro-people force, who are committed to performing their duties as enshrined under article 212 of the constitution of Uganda professionally, and cooperate with the various political actors and stakeholders in West Nile/North West Nile regions to ensure peace and security throughout the period of elections.
SP Angucia Josephine
Police PRO West Nile/North West Nile Regions