Police used teargas to disperse the supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat as he passed through Mbale City on his way to launch his campaign manifesto in Soroti City yesterday.
Armored Police vehicles deployed along Mbale-Tirinyi Road to wait for Amuriat who was expected to make a stopover in Mbale town.
The deployment was meant to stop Amuriat and his supporters from passing through Mbale Central Business District.
However, Amuriat beat the Police deployment and passed through the town via Bugwere road market, Market Street and Bishop Wasike road before entering the Central Business district on top of his vehicle as he waved to dozens of FDC members donning T-shirts in their party colours who had staged along various streets to cheer him.
A team of officers led by the Officer in Charge of Mbale Central Police Station, Arafat Kato later escorted the presidential candidate up to the Mbale and Bukedea district border. Ends.