Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] president Patrick Oboi Amuriat says the party is being wrongly implicated in the chaos that engulfed Arua yesterday.
The chaos was caused by rowdy youth who destroyed chairs and tents accusing government of failure to protect Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga who was gunned down on Friday.
“I am getting disturbing reports from Arua to the effect that Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leadership in the region is being wrongfully implicated in the chaos that engulfed Arua yesterday evening,” Amuriat said in a statement.
Amuriat says he was particularly informed that Hon. Fungaroo Kaps is being hunted by the army.
Last night about 30 military personnel surrounded Hotel Pacific where Fungaroo’s car was parked and combed all the rooms in an attempt to find him.
He was able to escape and the management of the hotel was unable to release his vehicle that the military wanted to tow away.
“I have a feeling that the state in its transferred aggression could harm him if they found him and I’ve advised him accordingly.”
He added: “It is important that we let the country know as that may serve as a safeguard for Hon. Fungaroo.”
A police motorcycle has been burnt and many journalists have lost their equipment as youth turned rowdy at the home of the late Hon. Abiriga in Arua. #RIPAbiriga
UPDF from Bondo Army Barracks have been called upon to back up the police.
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— New Vision UGANDA (@newvisionwire) June 10, 2018
Amuriat appealed to FDC leaders in West Nile to inform the FDC national leadership in case they are unfairly treated because of what has happened.
“I have also asked Hon. Kassiano Wadri who arrived in Arua last night in anticipation of today’s burial to keep us all posted on any further developments.”
He added: “Our supporters in the region should keep calm and stay away from situations that could land them in unnecessary trouble.”