Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Presidential Candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat aka POA has vowed to take action against Police Officers who on Wednesday allegedly shot at his convoy.
The incident took place at Bukurungo trading center where a Police officer only known as Mucunguzi allegedly fired shots at a Nissan Patrol vehicle umber UG 0815B carrying guards assigned to Amuriat by the Electoral Commission (EC).
The projectile which was yet to be confirmed, broke through the windscreen of the vehicle narrowly missing Assistant Superitendent of Police (ASP) Richard Bwambale who heads Amuriat’s security team.
Commenting on the matter, Amuriat described this as “terrible” and said served as a wakeup call to all Ugandans opposed to President Yoweri Museveni’s regime.
He promised to pursue the matter further much as Mucunguzi had been taken into custody at Mahyoro Police Station by Thursday.
“We are going to demand now and here that the individual who fired that bullet should be identified and action must be taken against him immediately,” Amuriat said
It should be noted that early last month, ASP Kubai Kato the head of National Unity Platform’s (NUP) security team and two other members of Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu’s team were left nursing injuries after they were purportedly hit by rubber bullets.
In the same vein, Norbert Mao of the Democratic Party (DP) on Wednesday had a hostile encounter with Police in Abim after his official EC guards drew guns on their counterparts.
Meanwhile, on his various stopovers at Rutooma, Nyabani, Nganiko, Mahyoro and Kabujogera trading centers; Amuriat pledged to permanently reinstate locals on Lake George which since 2017 has been under the direct supervision of the Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU).
“Today people are been thrown in the lake, the army has taken over the lake, they are destroying your boats and nets. My Government is going to return you to the lake and the lake will belong to you permanently,” he promised.
Other than that, Amuriat also promised to build a fish processing plant on the shores of Lake George and tarmac the Kyambura-Kabujogera-Kamwenge stretch as a way of boosting economic activities within the area.
Without specifying, he also promised to amicably settle long running conflicts between local communities and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) arising from wandering wild animals.