Amuriat was arrested after he defied Police directives not to head towards Lake Kyoga.
Patrick Oboi Amuriat the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC Presidential
candidate had been arrested in Nakasongola.
Amuriat was arrested after he defied Police directives not to campaign in Kazwama town council
Amuriat first addressed three rallies at Migyera town, Buruuli Quarter zone and
Nakasongola RC Primary School in Nakasongola town council. Amuriat condemned
the brutality against fishermen and denial of access to those who can't but the
He then set off to Kazwama to campaign among fishermen who
are bitter after they were denied access over new restrictions to fish.
Several residents are crying foul after they de-registered to de-congest the Lake
and fight illegal fishing.
However, his car was blocked by Policemen and Uganda People's
Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers commanded by District Police Commander Patience Namara.
Namara said that Amuriat had no time to campaign in the area and directed him to
proceed to other campaign venues located along the Kampala-Gulu highway.
Amuriat disembarked from his car and attempted to walk but he was stopped until
he decided to sit in protest.
Policemen bundled him into the Police van and drove him to Nakaseke district
for the campaign rally
In the fracas, policemen brutally arrested Lydia Nalujja the FDC District Woman
By the time of compiling the report, Police were still driving Amuriat to