Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament and current Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza has joined the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), a party led by former commander of Defence Forces Gen. Mugisha Muntu.
The outspoken politician was unveiled earlier today from the main opposition political party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). She is the fourth legislator to join ANT Party. Kiiza joins Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru, Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri and Paul Karuhanga.
“Winnie Kiiza needs no introduction. A trailblazer in so many respects, she has proven herself a leader of integrity, passionate about serving those she represents and a uniting figure.” Muntu said at Party offices in Kampala.
In 2016, Kiiza confided in only a handful of elders that she would not be seeking re-election. After serving with distinction as the Leader of Opposition, she could have stood for any position in Kasese and won without the public ever getting to know of her pledge.
“In a country where political leaders break their promises for personal gain, Hon. Kiiza stands out as a beaming example of what it means to put Country before self. In word and deed, she exemplifies everything our party stands for: value-based politics.”
“We are honored to count her among our number and would like to thank her for choosing to make The Alliance her home, even as she continues working with all changing-seeking forces to build the Uganda we want.” He said.
In her remarks, Kiiza said she has done all she could to progress the FDC party and its objectives. “While our struggle to liberate our country remains the core objective, our methods are fundamentally different and it is important that I partner with those with whom we agree on core ideals and means.” She said.