ADJUMANI. The police of Adjumani district fired teargas in Pakele and Adjumani town councils to disperse the supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat upon arrival on Friday.
Mr Godwill Ochaki, the Adjumani district police commander (DPC) said Amuriat was not supposed to wave at his supporters who had gathered to cheer him up by the road side.
Ochaki argued that instead, Amuriat was supposed to proceed straight to his rally venue without attracting crowds along the way.
But amidst the teargas, the FDC supporters followed Amuriat up to the venue where he addressed them at Pakele town council headquarters before proceeding to Cesia primary school playground in Adjumani town council.
While addressing his supporters, Amuriat noted that everywhere they have gone to campaign, they have been welcomed by teargas.
He, however, used the opportunity to urge the voters in Adjumani to rally behind him so as to liberate the country from poverty.
Amuriat said his manifesto is focused on job creation for the millions of youth who are languishing without anything to do across the country.
He also promised that land grabbing which is common in the current regime will not be tolerated by his government.
“I will introduce a special feeding program for persons living with HIV/AIDS,” Amuriat added.
He also assured the people of Pakele and Adjumani town councils that the illegal logging in Zoka forest reserve which is perpetuated by the current government will be stopped.
A cross section of Amuriat’s supporters in Adjumani encouraged him to continue preaching his massage of liberation to all Ugandans.
Mr Safi Vuni, an elderly FDC supporter in Adjumani town said he is tired of the unfulfilled and same promises being made by the current government.
Ms Oliga Adrupio, another resident said due to unemployment, most of the youths in her area have turned to smoking marijuana, chewing mairungi and drinking alcohol.
“Our children have no hope and that is why, we need change this time!” Adrupio stated.