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Uganda: Besigye Eludes Arrest After ‘Beating’ Police Security in Gulu

Photograph: Julius Ocungi/Day By Day Screen

Police lobbed teargas canisters beneath the vehicles of the opposition politicians together with that of Dr Kizza Besigye.

Gulu — Former Forum for Democratic Trade [FDC] presidential candidate Dr Kizza Beisgye has eluded arrest after escaping overlooked from cops in Gulu District.

Dr Besigye on Wednesday night kept away from arrest at Kaunda parade grounds in Gulu Municipality after police blocked him from holding a rally for FDC celebration presidential candidate Mr Patrick Amuriat.

The four time presidential contender had been held static in his automotive for virtually three hours because 3:00pm With The Aid Of armed rebellion law enforcement officials who additionally double shielded his automobile with a police firefighting truck and police patrol pickup.

Dr Besigye had been accompanied at the venue With The Aid Of FDC secretary for mobilization Ingrid Turinamwe, Gulu Girl MP Betty Aol and Kawempe Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa who had been all blocked from gaining access to the rally venue.

Armed revolt police officers deployed on the venue earlier fired teargas canisters to disperse a crowd of adolescence who wore pink ribbons as they cheered the opposition politicians who had just arrioved at the venue.

Police also lobbed tear gasoline canisters beneath the vehicles of the opposition politicians to have them come out of their automobiles and abandon the venue However in vain.

For more than two hours police led By the appearing Aswa Regional Police Commander, Mr Osteen Wanyama didn’t persuade the opposition politicians to depart the rally venue. Dr Besigye particularly locked himself in his automobile refusing to speak to Mr Wanyama.

But at about 6:30pm when Mr Wanyama readied his armed officers to have Dr Besigye’s automotive towed to Gulu Primary Police Station to record a remark, he realized he [Besigye] wasn’t within the car.

The mysterious disappearance of Dr Besigye of brought about a frantic pursuit of Mr Amuriat’s car that had left a couple of minutes previous.

The FDC publicity secretary for North Mr Kelly Komakech advised Day-to-day Monitor in an interview that police didn’t hint the route Mr Amuriat’s automotive had taken.

“Dr Besigye is gone; he beat Security of the in poor health skilled law enforcement officials together with their commander. They tried following Besigye However couldn’t get him,” Mr Komakech said.

But The Aswa Regional Police Spokesperson Mr Jimmy Patrick Okema in an interview refuted claims that Dr Besigye sneaked away without their data adding that they’d an agreement with him to depart the venue.

He mentioned they blocked the rally as a result of it wasn’t a consultative meeting on age limit removing However slightly an FDC party rally which the police had now not been correctly informed about.

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