Police in Kampala on Tuesday afternoon deployed heavily at the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC offices in Najjanankumbi cordoning off the entire premises and halting the entry or exit of all cars or persons.
This comes as the party was officially holding an event to welcome 4 converts including the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakileke, Makindye East MP Allan Sewanyana and Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante.
The vibrant occasion which was attended by the FDC leadership and supporters witnessed the party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi hand over the FDC party card and T-shirts to the new entrants.
However, the crowd that had gathered for Jubilation at the party offices soon started panicking unaware of why police had disrupted their vibrant occasion by deploying heavily and sealing off the offices.
This led some of the members to storm the gate and violently demand to be released, however, their demands fell on deaf ears.
Police were forced to fire tear gas to disperse the violent crowd that kept hurling insults at the police officers and refused to leave the gate.
Police later explained that premises were cordoned off because the presidents’ motorcade was slated to use the Road on their way from the NRM Party’s headquarters at Kyaddondo in Kampala.
The stranded crowd inside the house was told to stay put until they are allowed to leave.