Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu, says the opposition party will not surrender the Kyadondo East MP seat which it won in 2016 parliamentary elections.
“In the military when you occupy territory, you don’t let go,” Muntu said while campaigning for FDC candidate, Apollo Kantinti, at Wampeewo grounds over the weekend.
“This is our Constituency, we can’t let it go,” he added.
Kantinti, the Shadow Minister of Information in Parliament and also Minister of ICT in the People’s Government is contesting against musician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Sitenda Sebalu of NRM, Lilliane Babirye Kamome (DP) and independents Nkunyingi Muwada and Dr. Sowedi Kayongo.
“This is a war. In a war, you cannot afford to surrender a territory you have already captured. You fight to retain it as you keep focused on the main objective,” Muntu said at the rally.
He said the war is indeed beyond the parties but in every war there is a main axis.
“On 29th June, vote for the key, vote for Hon. Kantinti Apollo.”
The party secretary general, Hon. Nathan Nandala Mafabi, said FDC is a political party with principles and values.
“Our party flag bearer is Kantinti Apollo, we call upon our members and supporters to vote for him.”
He added: “We have the requisite experience in leadership and politics; we cannot have a party flag bearer and abandon him out of excitement. These are matters of policy and principles.”
Mafabi said FDC was moving on and will be winning the election.
NRM cooking something?
Meanwhile, the Kantinti campaign team called on supporters not to be swayed away by the seasonal wind.
“Thank you for standing up to the challenge as many continue to be pretentious to the larger cause, we are taking notice. Our cardinal goal was to communicate to you why Kantinti not any other.”
The team thanked supporters who listened to the candidate and the FDC leadership exhibiting high level of discipline and respect.
“We want to acknowledge one fact, we did not only talk to mature, understanding and disciplined residents but also real voters with the capacity to read through and comprehend certain issues. We talked to the voters, our message was well received.”
It said the main opponent, the NRM candidate Sitenda, has not held any impressive rally so far.
“We know what is being cooked in their house, we read NRM’s plans like a book based on our previous experiences in the same Constituency, excitement and conclusions at this time can therefore not be our priority.”