FDC’s Amuriat Arrested, Detained

Police have arrested Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi as he headed to Rubirizi district for his campaigns.

Amuriat was arrested at around 10:00am  by a team from Bushenyi Police station that intercepted him at Omunkombe at the boundary of Rubirizi and Bushenyi districts, and forced into a privately registered land cruiser that whisked him away.

According Martial Tumusiime, Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson, Amuriat who is detained Mbarara police station has been wanted by police since Wednesday when he defied lawful orders.

Amuriat engaged in running battles with police on Wednesday in Mbarara city after police tried to block from accessing the central business centre.

Amuriat used a Boda Boda to access the business centre and as he tried to move motorcycle knocked the Mbarara District Police Commander John Rutagira.

Amuriat said at Mbarara Police station said he is suspicious that his arrest is a delay tactic to stop him from reaching his people for campaigns.

“This is all about failing us, delaying us but this will not help Mr. Museveni because the resolve among the people is very strong. My suspicion is that they didn’t want us to campaign in Bushenyi,” Amuriat said.

He said that fellow presidential candidates not to call off their campaigns just because he has been arrested.

He said he will resume with his campaign trail after he is released.

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