President Museveni’s convoy interrupted as opposition FDC supporters burn tyres

Police officers clear debris from the road
Police officers clear debris from the road

Kampala, Uganda |URN | President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy was briefly interrupted on November 3rd, as opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] supporters threw burning tyres in the middle of the road.

President Museveni who was heading to Entebbe was briefly interrupted at Najjanankumbi about 200 metres away from Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party headquarters.

However, soldiers and policemen rushed to put off the fire as the President’s convoy reduced speed. Security forces were unable to arrest the two men who were seen fleeing the scene.

Dozens of soldiers and policemen were heavily deployed at FDC headquarters restricting anyone from accessing the party offices.

Earlier on, FDC presidential aspirant Patrick Oboi Amuriat was whisked to Kyambogo by military and police.

Amuriat had gone to the FDC headquarters with his lawyer, Julius Galisonga reportedly to pick nomination documents.

Patrick Oboi Amuriat arrested
Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] Presidential flag bearer Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat walks to nomination venue without shoes after police arrest

Amuriat was dumped at Kyambogo barefooted while Galisonga remained behind trying to convince police to allow him access the offices in vain.

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Several FDC supporters have been arrested in scuffles between the military and police.