I’ll not die if you don’t vote me-Muntu


Muntu addressing a rally

Retired Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the President for the Forum for Democratic Change –FDC party has told the party delegates from Bukedi region that he will not die neither will he be sick if they do not vote him as the flag bearer in the 2016 Presidential Elections.

He, however, told them that if they fail to make the right choice, FDC party will not be able to win and take over power from NRM government in 2016.

Muntu was on Wednesday evening meeting the delegates from the five districts of Budaka, Busia, Butaleja, Tororo and Pallisa districts at Kamonkoli trading center in Budaka district.

He said he gets disturbed when some people refer to him as more of a boardroom leader who fears activism.

In April 2015, Muntu came under fire from some supporters while visiting the FDC party offices in Luweero town council on his way to Northern Uganda.

Amis Bugembe, one of the party mobilisers tasked Muntu to explain why he has refused to embrace activism like his predecessor Kizza Besigye as a key mobilisation strategy to bring down the National Resistance Movement party.

Bugembe explained that as FDC supporters, they believe they can cause regime change through activism because the election process in the country is flawed.

He attributed the popularity of Besigye to activism, which he said is a strong tool of mobilization.

Muntu was also tasked to comment on the allegations that the party is becoming weaker and less visible because of his leadership style, which isn’t understood by majority of members.

Muntu defended himself saying that he opted to concentrate on building the party structures instead of taking over activism adding that even if they succeed in kicking out Museveni, the country could descend into turmoil under the prevailing conditions.

In July 2015, Muntu told Bunyoro FDC delegates that his soft character is a tactical approach aimed at capturing power and consolidating it.

He said this approach has enabled him to re-organize the party and enhance cohesion, which he says are key ingredients to capturing power and consolidating it.

He said his none-militant approach is tactical, adding that what Museveni fears most is unity and organisation.

In Gulu, Muntu was referred to by supporters as the biblical Joshua, the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses.

After the death of Moses, Joshua led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan, and allocated the land to the tribes.

Meanwhile, Muntu says Museveni allowed a multi-party system of government to serve his personal interests; he opened the political space to excite the public and cajole Members of Parliament into amending the Constitution to remove presidential term limits.

Addressing a rally at Kamuli Park Muntu said Museveni had killed democratic governance, the reason he was set to rescue Ugandans from bad rule.


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