FDC on Crossroads as Muntu Quits party
Rtd.Maj General Gregory Mugisha Muntu has announced that he has quit the forum for democratic change party(FDC).
Muntu who led FDC as a president from 2012-2017 announced in November last year, that he was to consult the party members across the country, the decision of which would guide his next move.
At the back of his mind as he consulted were the three questions of how he will work with a party that regarded him an NRM mole, how the party would reconcile the defiance seen as a violence strategy with democratic principles and building of party’s grassroot structures, as well as the position of the party founding president, Rtd.Col.Dr.Kiiza Besigye.
Muntu today met with the leadership of the party, including its president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi to inform them of his commendations from the consultations and his intended next move. The meeting was earlier hijacked by angry FDC Youths at Fareway hotel in Kampala.
Muntu’s exit could trigger more exodus from the party, with about 26 FDC members of parliament thought to be behind him. Some analysts have intimated that President Museveni’s statement that there wouldnot be opposition in Uganda by 2020 is coming true, with this break away.