Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat was on Monday hospitalized after he was pepper-sprayed by security personnel.
Amuriat was heading to Tororo district through Bugiri District when police officers intercepted him in Buwaya village and blocked him from proceeding with today’s campaign program.
His supporters who waited along the streets protested the police move prompting them to retaliate by firing teargas.
Amuriat also attempted to join his supporters in the procession but police personnel pepper-sprayed him and he collapsed immediately. He was rushed to Firstline medical center in Bugiri Municipality.
The FDC Woman parliamentary flag bearer for Bugiri district, Eunice Namatende said that Amuriat is slowly recovering but they are organizing means of transferring him to a better health facility.
Busoga East Police spokesperson, James Mubi said that the police action was a preventive measure taken to prevent Amuriat from accessing Tororo.
“It was just a preventive arrest aimed at blocking Amuriat from accessing Tororo district,” he said.