The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat has been arrested.
Mr Amuriat was Friday morning arrested at the border of Rubirizi and Bushenyi districts in western Uganda.
According to Police spokesperson for Greater Bushenyi, Martial Tumusiime, Amuriat was arrested for knocking down a Police officer, the District Police Commander for Mbarara, John Rutagira while the latter was trying to intercept him.
“Amuriat has been arrested and taken back to Mbarara to answer charges of why he knocked the DPC and also why he didn’t follow the procedures while campaigning in Mbarara,” Tumusiime said.
Amuriat’s arrest comes just hours after police in Mbarara said they were looking for the boda boda rider who allegedly knocked down Mr Rutagira on Wednesday as he attempted to block the presidential candidate.
Rwizi Regional Spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira said in a statement that the rider was on the run but police would charge him with reckless driving and causing an accident under the TRSA, Mbarara CPS TSD10/03/12/2020.
On his campaign trail in greater Mbarara, Amuriat was supposed to address his supporters at Kakyeeka Stadium in Mbarara city after several rallies in Isingiro. However, he was directed to move straight to Kakyeeka, although he reportedly insisted on going through the city centre.