This photo taken on December 29, 2020 shows FDC party presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat campaigning in Kumi district while a supporter gestures the party’s symbol. PHOTO/RACHEL MABALA.
By David Vosh Ajuna
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, on Tuesday accused President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of hiring foreigners to exert torture on Ugandans.
“President Museveni hired people to come and torture us Ugandans,” Amuriat said.
Amuriat’s remarks come after similar statements he made in recent days especially in the Eastern region where he has been campaigning ahead of the January 14 presidential elections.
“They have hired foreigners to kill Ugandans,” he alleged before being pepper sprayed and later being hospitalised at First Line Medical Centre in Bugiri Town, on Monday.
FDC officials and eye witnesses said Eastern Regional Field Force Unit [FFU] police commander Abraham Asiimwe was responsible for the pepper spraying incident.
Asiimwe has reportedly been trailing Amuriat on his campaign trail in Eastern Uganda including in districts of Sironko, Bulambuli and Budadiri prompting FDC national chairperson and Amuriat’s campaign manager Mr Wasswa Birigwa to state: “If anything happens to our candidate, Asiimwe will personally be held responsible.”
Addressing his last rally on Tuesday in his home town at Wigins Secondary School grounds, Kumi Municipality, Amuriat also stated that Mr Museveni’s government would soon collapse.
“The regime is in panic mode but I want to tell Mr Museveni that change is inevitably coming,” Amuriat added.
Amuriat today had a relatively calm rally as opposed to recent ones that have been dominated by thick-white clouds of teargas, bullets, physical and verbal confrontation and violence in some places in the face of security forces.
He concluded by asking the people of Kumi to “Vote for change in big numbers” while also emphasizing that, “We shall not fear and we shall not give up on this struggle.”
Source Daily Monitor.