Muntu, Besigye collide over delegates conference


Besigye, Muntu

FDC leaders Kizza Besigye and Mugisha Muntu have collided once more over the upcoming delegates conference.

According to earlier plans, the delegates conference is slated September 2, 2015 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

FDC Chairman, Amb. Waswa Birigwa, recently told press the conference will bring together party delegates, NEC members, MPS, Civil society organizations, political parties, National and International diplomats and Mayors.

“We expect to have about 1500 delegates. The theme is “Embracing democratic political change.”

The main agenda is to elect the party flag bearer for 2016 general elections, and to elect members of the National Executive committee.

Besigye and Muntu who have been campaigning for the party highest leadership job will then be put to the vote and one of them picked by delegates.


Meanwhile, Besigye’s team accuses Muntu’s team of engaging in “subversive activities”.

Muntu’s group is accused of calling a delegates meeting two days before the set date for the delegates conference.

“Dear Delegate, Gen.Muntu Invites you to a delegates meeting on Monday 31/08/15 at Nsambya Sharing Hall at 11:00am. Please attend. Thank You,” reads the message Muntu’s team allegedly sent to delegates.

Besigye’s group says this message has resulted in an uncoordinated movement of delegates which they condemned as not right.

There were also allegations that Muntu has received billions of money from the ruling party to sabotage Besigye which are still unexplained.

TV presidential debate

Today, Muntu will be meeting delegates from Ankole and Kigezi sub-regions at Embassy Tour Hotel in Ntungamo as he prepares for a television debate with Besigye.

The FDC presidential debate will be live on NTV Uganda this Sunday August 30, at 9:45pm.

The intellectual battle of the two leaders will happen in Sheraton Rwenzori Ballroom curtsey of NTV in partnership with the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda.

The two leaders have been throwing small bombs at each other during the campaigns, but now is the time to face each other in a live debate.

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