FORUM FOR Democratic Change President, Col.Kizza Besigye has finally endorsed Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntuyera to be the next FDC president. This was disclosed by the FDC vice chairperson who is also the Rubaga Mayor, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, during a meeting with FDC delegates from Luweero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola convened Monday at Migyera Catholic Parish in Migyera Town Council, Nakasongola district.
While campaigning for Muntu, Ssebugwawo told delegates that she is the closest person to Besigye and knows much about him and what he wants. “Do you know who I am? If you see Joyce just know you are with Besigye. I am his best close friend and I know what he wants. Do you understand me? I am with Col. Besigye; so we have a reason why we are behind Gen. Muntu,” she said.
Ssebugwawo added that Besigye decided to step aside to give chance to other members of the party to hold top office following several election malpractices and vote rigging by the Electoral Commission. She said: “We decided to stand behind Muntu because he can change the country. Several NRM MPs and other camps are only waiting for Muntu’s victory to join FDC; that is why I am here to represent Col Besigye.” In an exclusive interview with Ssebugwawo, she declined to comment further saying she was discussing secret party issues with the delegates.
However Gen Muntu vowed to trounce anybody who will stand in his path to FDC presidency. Speaking with fury while canvassing for his votes, Muntu said several allegations are being spread over like those accusing him of being a mole and non-citizen of Uganda among others, but he is determined to crush to pieces whoever will make him fail his presidential bid.
Vehemently speaking than never before, the retired Gen. asked his supporters to make thorough research to establish his nationality before thinking of baseless utterances. Asking the delegates for their support, he noted the need for them to place the three contenders under a ‘miscroscope’ and choose the best candidate to steer the party to achieve its goals. Muntu described himself as the best because he is determined, honest and not a coward. Muntu, who was accompanied by among others Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi and Ssebuggwawo, later headed to Migyera Town Council to meet residents, where he solicited for their support for his bid for FDC president.
Muntu disclosed that several generals in the army including Gen. David Tinyefuza are waiting for his victory to overthrow the government which is filled with segregation, corruption and misuse of power. Muntu is vying for the top FDC seat with the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Nathan Nandala Mafabi and Tororo County MP, Geoffrey Ekanya. The polls are scheduled for November 22.