General Mugisha Muntu has spoken to Alan Kasujja, host of BBC Newsday about his “New Formation” party.
Muntu used to be President of the Forum of Democratic Change – the main opposition party in Uganda.
He quit days ago and has now unveiled his own political party called the “New Formation”.
He said FDC believed opposition cannot take out the regime unless they use civil disobedience but Muntu believed it was necessary to build party structures first.
“We need to concentrate on building capabilities of the party so that we take out the regime in elections in case it survives,” Muntu told Kasujja.
He said FDC leadership and himself could not reconcile on these two positions. so, he decided to form his own party.
“We are working MPs in parliament. They will continue serving as FDC MPs but we are working with them until the law allows them to cross to our party,” he said.
On being credible having served Museveni, Muntu said all people move out and form their own programmes hence the population will decide on who to follow.
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“We are collaborating with Bobi Wine, DP and JEEMA. We will build a coalition of political parties,” he said when asked if he was willing to work with the Kyadondo East legislator.
Muntu had earlier described Bobi Wine as an intelligent man saying he would work him to unite all forces against President Museveni.
On whether he will do things differently from other politicians, Muntu said he believes that the only effective method is to go to grassroots and build from the ground.
“We will build the capability as an alternative political force.”