Forgive Those Who Took Your Shoes and Move On- Cecilia Ogwal Urges Amuriat

Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Cecilia Ogwal has on Wednesday advised the Forum for Democratic Change’s Presidential Candidate to pardon policemen who dragged him to the recently concluded Presidential nominations without shoes.

Oboi was on November 2nd ahead of his nomination, arrested by security at FDC’s Najjanankumbi Headquarters for trying to hold a procession, and driven straight to Kyambogo where he was nominated.

By the time he got to Kyambogo, he had no shoes on and he accuse the police of stealing them.

Since the campaigns commenced on Monday this week, Amuriat has made an effort to drag the matter to public courts and vowed to deal with his tormentors in the future. He has also decided to carry the rest of the campaign without shoes.

However, speaking at the burial of a one Margaret Alyeke Okello in Kangai, Ogwal urged Amuriat to let this go.

“We know you came without shoes. But as far as we are concerned, that person who has taken your shoes, forgive him. And the bible says that when they slap you on the right, you turn the other cheek,” she urged.

The deceased is a sister to FDC Northern Region Vice Chairperson Okello Okello

While addressing residents of Oriam center and Kobulubulu village in Kaberamaido town Council on Friday, Amuriat explained that his action was in response to brutality meted on him during the course of nomination.


“It started with my arrest, kidnap and forcibly being taken to the nomination center where my rights were violated, my shoes removed and then I made a statement to Museveni; that if he still wants me to continue moving on foot, I will continue moving on foot,” he elaborated.

However, on the other hand, Amuriat said by walking barefoot, he is trying to associate with multitudes of Ugandans living in destitution.

“It also shows the pain that the crying people of Uganda have been subjected to under the 35 years of the dictatorship,” he added.

Consistent with his previous calls on the campaign trail, Amuriat promised to furnish each household with 100,000 Shillings to mitigate negative effects occasioned by the Covid-19 Pandemic and also elevate security stipend.


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