On Sunday, FDC party president, Mugisha Muntu’s car was vandalised as FDC held its massive rallies in Luweero district.
FDC youth activist Shawn Mubiru says General Muntu’s truck was wrecked somewhere in a forest in Luweero.
“But General Mugisha Muntu was not in the car.”
Canada-based Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Dr Muniini Mulera, also confirmed the crashing of Muntu’s car saying it was not the president who had got an accident.
“We salute Gregory Mugisha Muntu, a very fine gentleman and a true democrat. The reports making the rounds on FB that he was in an accident are FALSE. It is true that his car was involved in an accident while it was being towed. He was NOT in the car,” Mulera said in a social media message.
“May God continue to watch over him as he traverses the country on behalf of his party and on behalf of all us who deeply desire democracy and accountable governance.”
Muntu has been at the forefront of mobilising support for the party’s presidential candidate, Col Dr Kizza Besigye.
He told The Observer in an interview that his team is highly impressed by what they see happening in the country.
“It is clear… the situation, when you read it in the 104 districts that we have been to so far, that there is a common, uniform desire for change. The majority of the people, including those in the NRM, are simply tired.”
Muntu told the paper many have reached a point of frustration because they don’t see a clear signal of Museveni having a clear plan for managing a transition even in his own party.
“Now, the unfortunate thing is that the regime, instead of doing things in the right way and giving hope to the population, is, if anything, doing things in such a way to exacerbate that fear and cause more and more uncertainty.”
The former army commander said he knows they [government] are generating rumours and spreading stories of fear hoping that people will fear war and stick with Museveni.
“They are simply gambling with the future of our country because when you plunge a community in a state of uncertainty and a state of fear, you don’t know how they will react.”
He added: “It is simply a gamble and, really, with the experiences that we have had from the 1960s until now, I don’t think any leader should really gamble with our future or gamble with the lives of 35 million people.”