Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) became the fifth presidential candidate to be nominated for next year’s elections.
The former lawmaker appeared before the Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama with bare feet after losing his shoes as the police arrested him from his party headquarters at Najjanankumbi near Kampala.
While he had been expected to be at the nomination venue at Kyambogo University by midday, the police delivered him shortly after 10am. He had refused to get out of the car but was forced out by the police.
“I came here as a prisoner. While trying to access my office in Najjanankumbi, I was kidnapped by the security officers, thrown into a saloon car and brought her,” Amuriat said shortly after he was nominated.
He said that inside the police car, he was brutalized which bruised his body. He said that he had raised these complaints to the EC chairman, further saying that police’s brutalizing of presidential candidates shows that the outcome of the elections is pre-determined.
“Despite what happens to us in the struggle, we as the FDC will never give up until the york of dictatorship is removed from the necks of the people of this country,” Amuriat said.
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