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FDC’s Amuriat Charged with Disobeying Lawful Orders, Released on Shs 2 million Non-cash Bail

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After spending hours in detention, Forum for Democratic Change’s presidential flag bearer Patrick Oboi Amuriat has this evening been released on a Shs 2 million non-cash bail.

It should be noted that Amuriat was intercepted by a joint security team that comprised of Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and Police personnel at Omunkombe village on his way to a campaign meeting in Rubirizi District.

At the time of his arrest, he was in company of 3 vehicles having left other members at their resting camp.

According to a Police statement issued last night by Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, the FDC President was apprehended for disobeying lawful orders on Wednesday while campaigning in Mbarara.

“The DPC of Mbarara SP Rutagiira John, in the process of stopping them, a scuffle ensued and motorcycle registration number UEX 650D that was carrying Hon Patrick Amuriat Oboi aka POA knocked the DPC to the ground though he didn’t sustain any serious injuries,” Kasasira stated.

He was later driven back to Mbarara Central Police Station (CPS) after a two hour standoff that ended at about 10:00 am.

Upon his arrival, Amuriat, who now was in the company of his entire entourage, declined to make a statement in the absence of his lawyers and at one time walked back to his car which was parked outside the police facility.

Police officers restrained themselves and opted to wait until he changed his mind. Thereafter, they took him into police cells and at 2:00 PM dragged him to court.

Virginia Plan, the aspiring Sheema Municipality MP was denied access to Amuriat.

It is understood that this is the fourth time Amuriat is finding himself in Police cells following his arrest during the November 3, 2020 Presidential Nominations and the arrests in Kitgum and Gulu on the November 17 and 18 respectively.

Speaking minutes before Amuriat’s release, Roland Kaginda Mugume, the Party’s National Field Coordinator, intimated that they will begin where they stopped.

“For us, we were expected in Rubirizi in the morning and afternoon in Bushenyi. So right now we are just waiting for our candidate to be released and then we hit the road to Ishaka. The people are waiting for us, we cannot postpone this,” Kaginda retorted.

 



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Nancy Kalembe Promises to Compensate LRA War Survivors

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Independent Presidential candidate Nancy Linda Kalembe has promised a comprehensive reparation program to survivors of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels atrocities.

Kalembe, who, since Tuesday has been meeting small groups of people in Acholi to back up her bid for President in 2021 polls was appalled by the tales of the two-decade long armed rebellion in Northern Uganda.

The LRA guerrilla campaign waged against Uganda of government Since 1987 caused widespread human rights violations; murders, mutilations, rape, torture and abductions. By 2004, the rebels had killed over 100,000 civilians, abducted over 20,000 children and displaced 1.5 million people.

One of the war survivors who preferred anonymity disclosed to Kalembe how he watched his father hacked to death by the rebels in 1988. The survivor pointed out that the perpetrator relinquished rebellion is now being protected by the government.

Kalembe argued that the ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM government under President Yoweri Museveni misplaced resources in tackling the healing of the people from scars of the war.

According to Kalembe, the greatest work that needs to be done in Acholi sub-region is tackling the healing process of families that suffered so that they can find closure to their untold suffering.

Kalembe rallied Acholi people to vote for her during the 2021 polls so that she can mastermind a comprehensive affirmative action to redevelop the region and implement social rehabilitation of and reintegration of war survivors.

She also said being the only female candidate in the presidential race, she is better placed to end President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s 34-year-old dominance through the ballot to ensure a peaceful transition of power.

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Tear Gas in Rukungiri as Police Blocks Besigye, Amuriat Processions

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Police in Rukungiri on Monday fired tear gas to block the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat and former presidential candidate Colonel Dr Kiiza Besigye from holding a procession in Rukungiri Municipality. 

Amuriat who is currently on his campaign trail in Kigezi addressed supporters in Kanungu district as well as Bikurungu town council in Rujumbura county, Rukungiri district. 

However, when he entered Rukungiri town, Amuriat who was accompanied by Besigye, Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament Roland Mugume Kaginda, Rujumbura County MP, Fred Turyamuhweza, District woman MP, Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira and former Rukiga county MP, Jack Sabitti among others found heavily armed anti-riot police had blocked all  the roads except Rubabo road that connects Rukungiri Municipal stadium where the public rally was slated to be held. 

Amuriat who had attracted hundreds of supporters defied the orders and proceeded to Rukungiri-Ntugamo road roundabout. Police under the command of Kintu Henry, Rukungiri District Police Commander, and Dan Byaruhanga, Kigezi region police commander attempted to block him in vain. 

As he proceeded to the FDC party offices located along Rubabo road police started firing tear gas to disperse the supporters. 

Amuriat declined to proceed to the stadium accusing police of chasing away his supporters.  He, forcefully made a short address as police fired tear gas.

Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that police could not allow Amuriat to make a procession in town to disrupt peoples’ businesses. He says that police had not agreed with Amuriat to hold processions. 

Earlier, Amuriat promised to increase the salaries of police officers, once elected President. 

On Tuesday, Amuriat will hold rallies in Rukiga, Ntungamo and Rwampara districts.

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