Paul Omer, the Interim Soroti City Mayor and head of Amuriat’s campaign in Teso and Karamoja says that their candidate has very higher chances in the region. He explains that Amuriat has proposed better strategies to improve education and agricultural sectors in the country.
In December, at least 500 NUP supporters in Gulu and Nwoya District including their leaders allegedly crossed to NRM. This week, the NRM party officials again announced the defection of 400 supporters from the opposition FDC to NRM from across Gulu East and West Divisions. Also, 780 NUP coordinators reportedly abandoned their party in Agago District.
Amuriat who was arrested in Bushenyi for immediate transportation to Mbarara where the offence was allegedly committed, has asked his fellow presidential candidates not to call off their campaigns just because he has been arrested. He is now in the hands of DPC John Rutagira who was knocked down by the boda boda that spirited Amuriat away on Wednesday.
After several minutes of negotiations between police and Amuriat’s Chief mobiliser, Roland Mugume Kaginda, he was allowed to proceed to Sheema Municipal Main Stadium on foot through Kabwohe town council with his supporters.