Pictorial: Teargas Rocks Jinja As Police Disperse FDC’s Barefooted Amuriat And His Supporters

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Pictorial: Teargas Rocks Jinja As Police Disperse FDC's Barefooted Amuriat And His Supporters
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Police in Jinja has fired tear gas to disperse members of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who were gathering around the party presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi.

However, against Police advice, Oboi decided to hold a mass rally en-route to Soroti, making stop overs at various trading centres and townships.

Upon arrival in Jinja, the former Kumi Member of Parliament was swarmed by a sizeable number of supporters which prompted Police to respond with force.
The Police fired teargas to disperse the supporters.

During the course of the day, Amuriat is expected to make stop overs in Iganga, Namutumba, Mbale, Budaka and then he will undergo traditional rituals at Fika Salaama en-route to Soroti City where he is expected to unveil his bid.

He will also visit Mukura a place where over 50 civilians were allegedly massacred by soldiers of the then National Resistance Army (NRA) now known as Uganda People’s Defense (UPDF).

Mean while, Police has  sealed off Amuriat’s campaign venue in Soroti, claiming teargas will suffocate Covid-19 patients at the nearby hospital in case of any chaos

Police have on Monday sealed off Soroti sports ground where Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat, is slated to launch his campaigns for 2021 general elections.

Pictorial: Teargas Rocks Jinja As Police Disperse FDC's Barefooted Amuriat And His Supporters
Police Sealed Off Amuriat’s Venue for Camapain Lauch

Soroti DPC, David Tsiamusangira revealed that the venue is next to the hospital where Covid-19 patients could be suffocated in case of an eruption of violence leading to teargas or shooting.

Amuriat just like other presidential candidates is officially launching his campaigns today and he decided to hold his first one in Soroti.

In the course of the day, the presidential candidate is expected to make various stopovers in Iganga, Namutumba, Mbale Budaka and then he will undergo traditional rituals at Fika Salaam a en-route to Soroti City where is expected to launch his campaigns.

His entourage consists of the aspiring Kampala Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Stella Nyanzi, FDC National Chairman Wasswa Birigwa, Rukungiri Municipality Legislator Roland Kaginda among many others.

Retired Colonel Kizza Besigye the Party’s candidate for the last three times is expected to join the campaign trail at an unspecified date.

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