Forum for Democratic Change- FDC presidential aspirant Major General Mugisha Muntu has asked Ugandans to avoid politics of tribalism at all cost.
Responding to concerns raised by voters in Soroti town on the fact that he, together with President Museveni and FDC former leader Kizza Besigye all come from the Banyakole tribe, in western Uganda, Muntu implored the population to focus on the FDC slogan of ‘One Uganda, One people.”
Muntu told FDC supporters that while President Museveni and his government has worked on dividing people and engaged in nepotism, intrigue and plots across the country, he, when voted, will work on uniting Ugandans and run a transparent, corruption free government.
Muntu who is aspiring to be the FDC party flag bearer in 2016 elections, described Museveni as a “dishonest leader.”
Muntu branded Museveni a “cowardly” leader whose continued reign is merely being helped by a divide and rule method.
He said internal divisions in NRM and court cases have now weakened Museveni and can now be easily removed.
“He is now clinging on a string like a drowning man who can even clutch at a serpent anytime,” Muntu told a rally in Kween District on Monday.
He said the President was using state resources to fund military intelligence to divide churches, mosques and cultural institutions for his selfish reasons.
“The struggle to oust President Museveni and the entire NRM should now attract forces of the entire population so that we collectively redefine the agenda for further transformation of this country.”
In a parallel rally, Kiiza Besigye said Museveni was it his weakest point and would easily be removed if opposition remained committed to the cause.
Yet Museveni personally says he is not yet ready to handle over power so people can benefit from his oil.
NRM also says its mission is all-inclusive and does not tolerate tribalism contrary to Muntu’s accusations.