Forum for Democratic Change-FD- party presidential aspirant, Major General Mugisha Muntu, says his soft character is a tactical approach aimed at capturing power and consolidating it.
Addressing about 50 FDC delegates from Bunyoro Sub-region at Hoima Kolping Hotel on Thursday, Muntu said people have often criticized him for his soft approach but says his approach has started yielding.
Muntu, according to URN, says this approach has enabled him to re-organize the party and enhance cohesion, which he says are key ingredients to capturing power and consolidating it.
He says his none-militant approach is tactical.
“We can take power in this country and I need that chance to show you how it works. I build from down up but not up down,” Muntu told delegates.
He said Museveni fears unity and organisation and “this is what I have been investing my time in”.
“We must organise first, no matter which strategy, we want to take power in this country.”
He continued: “All we are doing is to build a new culture in this country, we have united the Party, built it structurally and we are moving forward by the grace of God”.
Muntu’s National Task force Chairperson, Hon. Angeline Osege, told delegates that Gen. Muntu has been tried and tested and now he is trusted.
“Let us all move on with him to ensure that we get power in this country,” she urged.
The delegates agreed that Museveni was at his weakest point at the moment.
“A monkey can shake a tree but it never makes it fall save for a termite that eats it underground and unseen. It is time to employ new tactics and strategies.”
After meeting delegates, Muntu’s convoy moved from Kolping Hotel through the streets of Hoima town followed by singing supporters up to Hoima Booma grounds where he addressed a rally.
He rallied Banyoro to vote out President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 general election or else they will never see oil revenues.
“Bunyoro should be careful about the oil that has been discovered here. If you don’t take caution, you may end up in problems,” he said emphasising that if by that time he is in power, the oil will be used to develop the country.
“I promise to be a light to Uganda and extinguish the darkness which President Museveni has plunged it into,” he pointed out referring to the current economic crisis.
Muntu’s campaign team is today expected in Toro sub region; Kamwenge, Ntoroko, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa and Kabarole where he will meet delegates.