Amuriat who was accessing Jinja district through Kamuli route, met resistance from security personnel in Buwolelo trading center and after minutes of verbal exchange, he was arrested and taken to an undisclosed location.
Police patrol trucks led Amuriat towards Jinja-Iganga-Tirinyi highway where he held mini-meetings in Bugembe and Wairaka affecting the smooth flow of traffic. Police also used teargas as many more people came to cheer Amuriat.
The duo made the call while addressing party delegates from the 11 districts of Busoga region in Ambercourt gardens on Friday. This is part of the joint campaigns being held by the two presidential aspirants, for a choice of who will face off with contenders from other political parties, in the forthcoming presidential elections.
The opposition legislators met over the weekend in a three day retreat at Entebbe led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan, their party leaders and representatives from Uganda People's Congress (UPC), Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Justice Forum to chat away forward.
The Deputy FDC Spokesperson, John Kikonyogo, says they are ready to take over the IPOD leadership, saying the key issue they will be looking is handling the transition of power from the NRM government to another. He says FDC will effect the MoU that binds IPOD members.
The IPOD leadership rotates among subscribing the parties. The term of DP expired on September 20th, 2019. DP was expected to handover the IPOD leadership to FDC but this didn’t happen. DP said FDC hadn’t been committed to IPOD, which made it doubtful if they could take over and commit to its leadership.
The party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists this morning at their party headquarters in Kampala that the 86 member committee headed by the party President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi will convene at the party headquarters on Friday this week.