Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson has exposed Gen Mugisha Muntu saying that the former army commander is quitting the party because of desperation after failing to appear on the presidential ballot paper.
Oguttu who lost his seat in the 2016 general election for Bukhooli Central County and also stepped down for Alice Alaso in 2015 for FDC Deputy President for Eastern region, said that there is no good reason as to why Muntu is quitting FDC, but rather his failures to run the party when at the helm of the party leadership for 2 terms.
“Let us be honest. My good friend Gen. Mugisha Muntu has no good reasons to quit FDC apart from the ten-year failure to control the Party and realize his long term desire to be on the presidential ballot paper. He has no ideological issues nor serious differences over principles and objectives we know of. The reason he would not have left the Party had he retained his position as Party President in the elections of last year,” Oguttu posted on his facebook page.
He added, “The differences are over tactics not strategy. How can a true democrat run away from the decision of the majority after a free and fair election? Then why go through the elections in the first place? Once again the people have lost and the dictatorship has won.”
On Tuesday, former FDC party president Muntu and his faction held a private meeting with the current party leadership led by Amuriat where he resolved that he was quitting the party with ‘immediate effect to a big surprise of the latter.