Forum for Democratic Change President, Major General Mugisha Muntu, has declared that he will contest to be his party’s flag bearer for 2016 presidential elections.
Speaking in an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Muntu said the FDC constitution requires the party president to equally compete with other party leaders if he or she is to contest for the country’s presidency.
Mugisha Muntu also contested for the same post before 2011 general elections but lost to the then Party President, Kizza Besigye, who has since stepped down from the helm of the party.
Muntu says once his elected as the flag bearer and later the President, he hopes to ensure that term limits are brought back, work on minimum wage to fight corruption, and ensure transparency in management of government affairs right from the grass root to the highest level.
Michael Kabuziguruka, Acting FDC Electoral Commission chairperson says though some members have already declared their interest to become the flag bearer of the party, they have not officially advertised the position.
He says at the moment members who are interested can start grass root consultation but they are not yet candidates because they have not been cleared by the party electoral commission as candidates.
Muntu becomes the second person to declare his presidential ambition for 2016 elections within the FDC party.
The first was Moses Byamugyisha a youth activist within the party.
The FDC party plans holds to its National Council Meeting on May 25th ahead of a Special National Delegates conference on 11th June this year.