Police have dictated a strict route for the Forum for Democratic Change party’s Patrick Amuriat Oboi to follow on Wednesday from his home to the presidential candidate nominations at Kyambogo University.
The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola in a letter to Amuriat dated October 31, 2020, noted that police have made traffic arrangements to be followed during the two days presidential nomination from November 2nd to 3rd.
“The Uganda Police Force has made a traffic plan for the nomination exercise to be held on 2nd and 3rd November 2020. This is meant to enable your timely travel to and from the nomination venue,” said part of the letter.
Amuriat has vowed not to abide by EC guidelines, raising fears of a procession.
Presidential aspirants have since been told to avoid crowds to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The IGP noted that Amuriat and his team are going to be escorted by the police traffic lead vehicles to the nomination venue while following the Electoral Commission guidelines.
“You will be escorted by the Uganda Police Force with a lead traffic vehicle/motorcycle to the nomination venue with your team as per the Electoral Commission guidelines,” said Ochola.
Ochola gave Amuriat a route that will not allow him to reach the city central business district.
“Your route to and from the venue will be; Najjera to Kiwatule Flyover, Kiwatule/Nalya junction, Kigobe road and finally to the faculty of civil engineering Kyambogo University then to the nomination venue,” said Ochola.
The letter has been copied to Electoral Commission Chairman, Simon Byabakama.
Amuriat is being nominated on Wednesday together with National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi, Nobert Mao of Democratic Party and Independent Candidate, Fred Mwesigye.
President Museveni and other candidates will be nominated tomorrow Monday.