Muntu’s ANT party dead on arrival, says Mwenda

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An ANT team member shows off a party T-Shirt

Senior journalist Andrew Mwenda says Gen. Mugisha Muntu’s Alliance for National Transformation [ANT] is dead on arrival.

While appearing on NBS television this week, Mwenda said he doesn’t think ANT is likely to gain attention from those who think President Museveni must go.

He, however, agreed Muntu is the most noble, principled and real reformer Uganda has.

Mwenda’s comments came amid mixed reactions after police cleared Muntu to hold pre-launch activities of his political party.

“Upon registration, we had a formal request from ANT informing us of plans to organize a promoters meeting and that’s the requirement in the POMA,”   said police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga.

Enanga said ANT has Gen. Muntu who has a holistic style of leadership, he always wants to harmonize his actions so that there’s no conflict.

ANT team cleaning a market

Enanga said Muntu’s leadership style differs from other political leaders like Besigye and Amuriat which is more of defiance.

“Police is given powers to regulate. Regulation under POMA involves management, stopping and guiding. POMA doesn’t work in isolation we (Police) have a constitutional mandate to maintain law and order.”

The police mouthpiece said other political parties are concerned about why permission has to be from the IGP but that’s what the law states.

“This is something that will be discussed in the next IPOD meeting. We have a list of all participants for the ANT meeting so anybody outside that list is unwanted.”

Muntu says he will not be working with FDC until their differences are sorted but admits he is working with other opposition political parties.

He recently met Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and committed to working with People Power for meaningful change.

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