Security has deployed heavily in Soroti Town and also sealed off the sports grounds where FDC presidential candidate Patrick Obio Amuriat is slated to hold a rally as he launches his campaigns today Monday.
In a joint operation led by police and the army, the Soroti DPC David Tsiamusangira said the venue is next to the hospital where COVID-19 patients are likely to suffocate in case violence erupts.
Police has since deployed heavily with its men, water canon vehicles and UPDF soldiers on standby.
Amuriat announced that he will stage a mega homecoming rally which will double as a campaign launch as he seeks to traverse the whole country soliciting for votes.
All Presidential Candidates have officially begun their campaigns on Monday November 9. But the Electoral Commission banned mass rallies maintaining that the candidates must observe health guidelines and address only 70 people and also conduct their rallies through the media.
By the time of publishing this story, POA had reached Iganga Town where he was welcomed by a sea of supporters in what is dubbed as ‘barefoot revolution.’