Main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) 2021 presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) has accused security agencies of brutalizing him hours before his nomination.
On November 03, police arrested Amuriat hours before his nomination.
Amuriat and his defiant FDC had planned to accompany their candidate to the Kyambogo nomination centre.
But police arrested Amuriat from the FDC headquarters at Najjanankumbi, bundled him in a Saloon car and drove him to Kyambogo barefooted.
Later, Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama nominated Amuriat barefooted.
As soon as he was dumped at Kyambogo, Amuriat had cried foul over police harassment.
“This is extremely annoying, that I would be harassed this way, a regime choosing to harass a potential candidate,” he said.
“I have been forced to come here without papers, without a seconder. This is unbecoming. But I feel very strong about this because this is happening to me because of the people I have stood for for a long time.”
In his nomination speech, he accused security agencies of torturing him.
“I was kidnapped by security forces, brutalized, I wear a lot of bruises and I feel pain,” he said.
The harassment, he continued, was proof of how the Museveni administration “now runs a full blown dictatorship.”