The former Forum for Democratic Chage (FDC) president Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu, is in talks with Kyadondo east Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who is also People Power Movement kingpin, mapping out a strategy to establish a new Politocal Party ahead of the 2021 presidential elections.
Highly placed sources privy to the move by Muntu and Bobi Wine, say the option of forming a mass political party has been tabled and discussed, bu the negotiations are yet to reach a consensus on some key issues, particularly the leader of the proposed political formation and likely flag bearer in the 2021 elections.
According to sources, close associates of Bobi Wine and Muntu have been holding a series of meetings, including a retreat reportedly in Nairobi, Kenya, just before Bobi Wine returned home from United States, where he had gone for treatment. However, sources have said the sticky issue of the overall leader of the new organization is yet to be resolved. The associates of Bobi Wine are reportedly demanding that he be the overall leader while those in Muntu camp insist the retired general is the natural choice due to experience.
Muntu on Tuesday announced his departure from FDC shortly after holding a meeting with FDC President Hon. Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA). He later gave a statement on why he left FDC and has press conference today on the way forward.
Winnie Kizza’s role.
Sources close to the two camps have told MbararaCityNews that former leader of opposition in parliament Hon. Winfred Kizza is one of the key actors in the talks between Muntu and Bobi Wine. Winnie’s husband, Yohasi Bihande Bwambale who is also former MP, is among Muntu’s staunch backers.