Muntu told to trace Besigye footsteps


Major General Mugisha Muntu, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC President has come under fire from some party supporters over his leadership style.

On Wednesday evening, General Muntu paid an impromptu visit to the FDC party offices in Luweero town council on his way to Northern Uganda.

Muntu met scores of FDC mobilisers led by the Luweero District FDC chairman Bwanika Bbaale.

He invited questions from the group about the party leadership and the ongoing party mobilisation campaign.

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.

Bwanika Bbaale, the Luweero District FDC party chairman and his deputy Charles Tukumushabe also asked Muntu 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.

Geoffrey Kaddu, the Luweero Town Council FDC mobiliser accused Muntu of leading the party like the army where things are done in secrecy saying this can’t work in a political environment.

Others members asked Muntu to explain what the party has achieved since he adopted his leadership style.

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 President Yoweri Museveni, the country could descend into turmoil under the prevailing conditions.

Muntu said that he supports activism but he is busy building the party.

He told the party members that he is ready to stand as FDC party candidate in the 2016 general elections.

FDC postpones elections

Meanwhile, FDC has postponed the election of its grassroots structures in Teso sub region.

According to the FDC road map, the elections of the lower party structures in Teso sub region were scheduled to start on April 14th to 22.

However, John Enomu, the FDC chairperson Soroti district says they have postponed the elections to Saturday to allow them conduct training for the people who will oversee the exercise.

Enomu explains that, once they are done with the training, they will conduct elections for village and parish party officials on Saturday before moving on to the sub-county, county and district levels.

He says the posts to be filled up include that of chairperson Chairperson, treasurer, general secretary, secretary for information and publicity, youth, Disability, Secretary for Women Affairs, Elderly and Secretary for mobilization among others.

Jonathan Ebwalu is eying the FDC party ticket for the Soroti Municipality MP seat.

According to Ebwalu he is waiting for Saturday to contest for one of the party seats in the district.

But Jimmy Opio a staunch FDC support is disappointed with the postponement of the polls saying he had mobilized people to vote him as Chairperson of his village committee.

Opio walked to Kichinjaji polling center, only to find out that the elections were off.


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