Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party president and now New Formation [NL] boss, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, says the only way to attract credible leaders is to make politics attractive.
“We must be the difference we want to see,” Muntu said in a twitter session with tweeps.
He added:”Credible people say politics is a dirty game and are unable to join. It is up to us now to make politics attractive to these credible leaders.”
Muntu left FDC to form his new pressure group [New Formation] because of verying political ideals with his former colleagues.
Mayanja Richard: But what we need is a unified opposition not more parties.
Muntu: Unified as who? ‘Opposition’ isn’t an identity in itself. Anyone can be or cease to be opposition. Before coming together, we must know who are involved. Strong, clearly defined parties (no matter the number) is the 1st step towards finding ways of unifying.
Nkabiheebwa Mubangizi: To me, with all due respect Gen Muntu, that is nothing more than rhetoric. The junta will never allow an organised opposition.
Ninsiijo: Why should you buy many cars that you will never drive yet you can buy one good car that can serve all purposes. My point is why should we have many political parties yet we can merge as one big group to achieve the same goal, remember team work.
Muntu: We should buy many cars because: a. A single car with everyone inside disagreeing on which route to take will go nowhere b. Many cars, driven at different paces by different people to the same destination will be safer, quicker & more civil.
One car taking all the passengers to an agreed destination is an easy target. Several cars coordinating their movement, using different routes to arrive at the same destination are much harder to stop. The issue therefore, is cooperation, not singularity.
Fredrick Beinomugisha: As the new formation, would we have gone for the dialogues? If we were already a registered party?
Muntu: Our position remains as stated in a joint statement in October. We welcome dialogue that has an agenda, clear composition of the participants, modalities of convening, facilitating & independent financing as well as guarantees on implementation of agreed outcomes.