Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party president, Mugisha Muntu, says he has not been able to launch his “New Formation” party according to plan.
As communicated on November 30 2018, Muntu said his team has been gathering signatures from across the country for the registration of the party.
“This process was completed and we handed all the necessary paperwork for registration to the Electoral Commission [EC],” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
On December 7, the electoral commission began the signature verification process.
The commission has publically said they intend to have the process wrapped up by December 31, 2018.
“As a consequence of this, we are unable to launch before the 2th of December as earlier projected. We, however, are continuing to make all the necessary preparations to ensure that the launch of our new party can take place as soon as the electoral commission completes the verification process and have the party gazetted,” Muntu explained.
Similarly, the unveiling of the party name, logo, policy platform and other instruments of identity for the party will be done only after getting the registration certificate from the electoral commission.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Uganda that have supposed our efforts so far and continue to offer their time, resources and moral support to the new formation activities.”
Muntu left FDC to form his own party because of varying political ideologies but he says their agenda is the same—struggle for change.
Commenting on President Museveni’s launch of an anti-corruption unit, Muntu said fighting systemic corruption is not a one-man-show.
“It requires that institutions are empowered to do their job, not undercut by political proclamations.”
He added: “And it starts with an honest audit from the top-down. You cannot give what you don’t have.”