The security blocked FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat’s
campaign rally in Masindi on Wednesday accusing him of deviating from the agreed guidelines set by the
Electoral commission and the Health ministry in the fight against COVID-19.
Amuriat according to the Electoral Commission campaign schedule was on
Wednesday scheduled to campaign in Kiryandongo, Buliisa and Masindi districts.
In Masindi, when
police got information that Amuriat was heading to the town center from Kiryandongo, they
immediately blocked the Masindi Kiryandongo road.
led by Isaac Bongomin, the FDC party secretary general in Masindi Municipality beat
security and emerged in Kijura trading center located less than a kilometer
from Masindi police station without the knowledge of the police.
As Amuriat and his team arranged to address
the voters in Kijura, police led by Vincent Irama, the District police
commander stormed the area and disconnected his public address system.
The DPC told
Amuriat that he could not allow him to address voters in the area insisting
that he should go to Masindi Booma grounds where he was scheduled to hold his rally.
insisted and forcefully started addressing a rally in Kijura, a thing that resulted
into bitter exchange of words between Amuriat and the Masindi DPC.
the electoral commission.”//
later prompted to fire teargas and live bullets to disperse several supporters
that had gathered at Kijura.
escorted Amuriat out of Masindi town prompting him to head to Buliisa district
where he was also scheduled to hold a rally.
becomes the third presidential candidate to be blocked from holding a campaign
rally in Masindi by police over accusations of deviating from the agreed
guidelines set up by the Electoral commission and the health ministry.
are independents Joseph Kabuleta who was blocked on November 15, 2020 and Lt.
Gen.Henry Tumukunde who was blocked on Tuesday.