Amuriat Blames Museveni, Parliament for 2021 Election Violence

By Komakech Nicholas
The former Forum for Democratic change presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has blamed President Yoweri Museveni and Parliament for the 2021 election scuffle.
Amuriat told the parliamentary committee of human rights on Tuesday that Museveni and Parliament are responsible for the deaths, injuries and arrests since they sanctioned scientific campaigns, which is not in the law bringing confusions between security, politicians and the population.
“Scientific campaigns was the root cause of violence and the deaths we saw in this year’s election,” said Amurita.
“I was arrested 41 times during the course of my campaigns and incarcerated in several police stations.”
The FDC president told MPs led by the Bugiri district woman mp Agnes Taka, who are investigating the human rights violation and violence that was experienced during the concluded 2021 general elections, that Parliament and the president had powers to postpone the elections over coronavirus.
“There was opportunity for the president and parliament to postpone the elections but they didn’t utilize it. Scientific campaigns was chaos and they should be blamed for the deaths,” he said.
He named Abraham Asiimwe, police officer in charge Mpigi police post Erias Twesigye and Micheal Okrol as the security officers who brutally cause violence against him.
He said that his body sustained scars and right now is still having pains on the body including in his eyes which frequently sprayed with expired tear gas.
He asked parliament to identify the police and military officers who caused violence against the opposition members during election in the pretext of enforcing the covid-19 guidelines that were issued by the president.
Some of the committee members were concerned that Patrick Amuriat in the whole of the election campaigns he did not have a successful campaign.

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