Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] president, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, says he still has the desire to rule Uganda as a country.
Muntu shared his vision while appearing on “NTV On The Spot” programme Thursday night, at the close of his countrywide consultations in Tooro and Bunyoro sub-regions.
“I totally disagree with colleagues who say President Museveni is the problem and once he is out everything will be alright,” Muntu told host Patrick Kamara.
Host: Do you still have the ambition to run for presidency?
Muntu: “I still have the desire.”
The former opposition leader said there is more work to do managing Uganda after Museveni than ousting him.
He explained that his movements around the country have nothing to do with losing to FDC president, Patrick Amuriat.
“The things I’m doing are beyond FDC,” Muntu argued, adding, “We need to realise that for the party to develop, we need to be effective and contend with what’s to come next.”
According to him, there is a problem within the FDC party and need to find a solution to it.
“We have to ask ourselves, why there are no big numbers of people moving from the ruling party to opposition parties.”
He added: “I don’t understand why people are sticking to the issue of me going out to consult with people and yet I’m doing it in the open and transparently.”
Muntu stated that he can’t ask for permission from the FDC president to consult people because he [Amuriat] is not an army.
“If we are to separate, it would be an inevitable situation and a way for everyone to do what they think is best.”
He went on: “We need to see how we can best coordinate to make sure we end the dictatorship regime.”
Muntu said he has no problem with having “a third force” involved as long as it is ready to get Ugandans out from “this vicious” government.
“It has to fight for change because we want change. We are sitting on a time bomb and we must do all that it takes to diffuse it.”
According to Muntu, each country has got its own dynamics, what happened in Zimbabwe doesn’t necessary mean it will happen in Uganda but all must be ready to hold the country together.
“I personally salute the 29 MPs who stood by their ‘no’ but the 317 MPs who voted ‘yes’ are just fearful of the authority. They can’t do anything contrary to what the authority says.”
He added: “I don’t usually care about the judgment of the people. Two years down the road, if you have been doing the right thing, people will recognise it.”
Muntu urged leaders in the opposition not to lose hope however dark the situation gets.
He said no person will govern Uganda differently as long as they haven’t built institutions or organisations.