Muntu urges Muhoozi, NRM on change


Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu

FDC president Mugisha Muntu has said even the people within the ruling NRM government are craving change, which is “unavoidable”.

Muntu was Thursday night speaking at the “On The Spot” programme broadcast by NTV Uganda.

“Don’t go with what you see here in the open, even NRM people want change,” he said.

Muntu revealed that majority of the Ugandans, especially the elite are very risk averse.

He said if the government of President Yoweri Museveni wants to claim their legitimacy, then they should have no problem with having an audit of the 2016 elections.

“There are people who would rather live as slaves as long as they have bread. Others can’t. It’s a choice.”

Muntu said naturally even those who say let things just pass, eventually get agitated.

“Whatever you conquer in spirit is also conquered in the physical realm, that is why we have public prayers.”

Describing parliament as an organ of state, Muntu said even a FDC MP is there as opposition and tackles the regime also through that.

“Those who are on the side of change, even those in the regime, should not lose hope. We do it skilfully.”

“We have to consider and maintain the ‘Oneness of Uganda’ as we skill-fully deliver the change.”

Muhoozi promotion

Muntu also spoke on the promotion of first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba from the rank of Brigadier to Major General.

“It is unfortunate for Muhoozi,” Muntu said.

“If he acts in a manner showing he is just reinstated then history will judge him.”

Reports said Muhoozi was specifically promoted to manage a separate army made up of Special Forces soldiers.

SFC is the elite unit that protects the president, vice president, First Lady and other key security installations.

Apparently, Museveni is making it an independent unit from the main force-UPDF.

Muntu warned Museveni on creating two armies saying he was risking a disaster.

He urged officers in uniform to join the struggle for change.

“Where we are heading there ought to be officers who should stand and advise, to smoothen the unavoidable change,” Muntu observed.

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