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The president of Peoples Development Party (PDP), Abed Bwanika has warned president Museveni not to get tempted and assent on the Public Order, Management bill which was passed by parliament dramatically.

Abed says that, some clauses in the bill need to be amended before the president assents on it.

During a press conference held at the party headquarters in Kampala, Bwanika confirmed that the bill violates rights of Ugandans and gives more powers to police boss (IGP) to rule over the rights to Assemble and speech.

He further noted that if the president assents on the law,it will absolutely violate the constitution by the ruling government (NRM) .

Parliament passed the bill  but it was largely opposed by a section of Ugandans including rights activists and the opposition.

The public order management bill seeks to among other things to regulate public gatherings and use of public address systems.

The law seeks to provide the regulations of public meetings, the duties and responsibilities of the police, the organizers and participants in relation to public meeting to prescribe measures for safeguarding public order without compromising the principles of democracy, freedom of association and freedom of speech.