amuriat arrested

Police in Kitgum have arrested Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat for trying to forcefully enter the town.

Amuriat was meant to campaign both in Kitgum and Lamwo today according to the campaign schedule.

According to the campaign programme by EC, two presidential candidates NRM’s Yoweri Museveni and Patrick Amuriat were both meant to campaign in Kitgum District today.

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However, Amuriat was tempting to access Kitgum forcefully with his supporters while Museveni was already holding a rally there.

To avoid possible clashes between FDC and NRM supporters, a decision was taken by Police to prohibit Amuriat from entering Kitgum town but he resisted.

This caused police to fire teargas to disperse supporters of the FDC presidential candidate who were following him.

He was driven away to the Uganda-South Sudan border by police.