Soft-spoken Major General John Gregory Mugisha Muntu has been nominated for the second and last time to stand for the presidency the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), vowing to make the party more ‘stable and coercive’.
Accompanied by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kizza, together with other delegates from different regions of the country, Mugisha Muntu was received by FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who led him to chairman of FDC Electoral Commission Dan Mugarura. Mugarura later nominated Gen. Muntu at 2:00 pm following the fulfillment of the prior requirements to contest for the topmost seat in the party.
Upon his nomination, Gen Muntu lauded the FDC supporters for always standing with him in the building of party structures ‘in a hostile and dynamic political environment that has been put up by the NRM government for the past 20 years’.
‘’In these five years, I want to make FDC more stable and coercive for it to be become a vehicle that will deliver us all from poverty and unemployment among other challenges that have become part of our culture since Independence,’’ Muntu, branded by many as ‘an officer and gentleman’ said, adding that, “the country has never had time to change this culture.”
He noted that the FDC has term limits for every position of the party, adding that serving the party for ten years is not such a long time.
“The country is sitting on a time bomb, we need an organized team to diffuse it in order to overcome barriers of peace that are enshrined in land wrangles in the areas of Amuru, Bunyoro region, Tororo and Kasese,” Muntu, a former Army Commander, said.
So far four candidates have been nominated to vie for the FDC presidency among them Gen. Muntu, Dan Matsiko, Moses Byamugisha and Moses Bakubi Lukubira.
Those to be nominated tomorrow include Patrick Oboi Amuriat and Mubarak Munyagwa.