By Our Reporter
An unidentified policeman is behind police bars over the shooting of a live bullet at the convoy of presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat, on Wednesday in the western Kitagwenda district.
Amuriat later tweeted, “This was a calculated move to eliminate me and the man who had done it is not a police Officer but military man dressed into a Police Uniform. Ugandans should take action against this rogue regime. #VotePOA21 #VoteFDC21 pic.twitter.com/qsQbxCV4pG— Patrick Oboi Amuriat (@PatrickAmuriat) January 6, 2021“
In Kitagwenda District just like all the other districts we have been since my nomination, it has been teargas and live bullets regardless we move on with defiance. We have no time to waste yet there is a country and people to liberate.
Ugandans will next Thursday vote for a new parliament and president. President Yoweri Museveni will be seeking a sixth term in office.
United Nations human rights experts have accused security forces of using excessive force during political protests and rallies.
Last month, the bodyguard of another opposition presidential candidate, the pop star Bobi Wine, was killed when he was run over by military police.