Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Ezati Wadri has joined the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), a Political Party initiated and launched by the former Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen Mugisha Muntu.
The Party was launched 13 months after Muntu embarked on leaving the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Party following intraparty misunderstandings.
Wadri was unveiled by the Acting National Coordinator of ANT, Alice Alaso at the Party headquarters in Kampala.
“I am overjoyed once again to make this home come to ANT. We traversed this country all the way from Arua, to north, to east and west testing waters to establish this Party. We were like in a wilderness. Am happy for going through this turbulence,” Wadri said
He remarked that he should have joined with Paula Mwiru and Gerald Karuhanga but he couldn’t because he was imposed for over a month.
“Don’t underestimate yourself, move out and do something. Many people are warming to take up various leadership positions but am happy that Muntu will go through the nomination as others will fail. People are crossing over to this party because of its mission and core values of liberating, transforming this country,” he said.
He recounted that he met Gen Muntu in 1980 while at the university and later joined the National resistance army under which toppled the late Apollo Milton Obote’s government and is sure that the Party under Muntu’s leadership will win the presidential seat come 2021 general elections.
He was part of the faction which didn’t believe in internal democracy in the forum for democratic change (FDC), a party they subscribed to. Due to that, he ran on an independent ticket in the Arua bye election and won the seat.
The MP was part of the group which traversed the country carrying out consultative meetings after the 2018 delegates conference which culminated into the election of Patrick Amuriat as the chairperson of FDC. The election of Amuriat saw the dropping of Muntu’s closest friends from various leadership positions.
He served in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Parliaments of Uganda as among others the opposition chief whip.