Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament Wafula Oguttu says “New Formation” party leader Mugisha Muntu had no reason for leaving Forum for Democratic Change [FDC].
“Let us be honest. My good friend Gen. Mugisha Muntu has no good reasons to quit FDC apart from the ten year failure to control the Party and realize his long term desire to be on the presidential ballot paper,” Oguttu said.
According to Oguttu, Muntu has neither ideological issues nor serious differences over principles and objectives they know of.
The reason he would not have left the Party had he retained his position as Party President in the elections of last year, Oguttu noted.
“The differences are over tactics not strategy. How can a true democrat run away from the decision of the majority after a free and fair election? Then why go through the elections in the first place?”
Once again the people have lost and the dictatorship has won.
FDC leader Hon Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwaawo, the Mayor Lubaga Division said it is Gen Muntu who strongly resisted and made a final decision of denying Hon Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine a party card in Kyadondo by-election even after she convinced him three times.
In a letter to all FDC members, party secretary general Nathan Nandala Mafabi issued a two weeks’ ultimatum telling them to either choose Muntu or FDC.
Muntu, once a party president for five years, quit FDC last week following what he called irreconcilable differences.
Mafabi said in a letter that the party has been informed that Mugisha Muntu, former party president, has renounced his membership to the party.
“He has also announced the formation of a political entity known as the New Formation in preparation for a political party. Some members have expressed an intention of pursuing alterative political direction,” reads the letter.”
It adds: “Following these political events in the party, it has been decided to undertake a membership audit at all leadership and elective levels. This is to request all party leaders and elected officials on the party mandate to indicate to the party in writing whether they are still members of the Forum for Democratic Change within fourteen days; non-response will be treated as renouncement of membership.”
The warned members include; party vice president for Eastern Uganda, Alice Alaso and MPs like Paul Mwiru, Winnie Kiiza, Herbert Ariko and Elijah Okupa, among others.