Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, the National Coordinator for Uganda’s newest political party, the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) has taken leave of office to seek nomination as the party flag bearer in the 2021 presidential election.
“Fellow Ugandans, as per our party constitution, I resigned my position as interim National Coordinator in order to contest for party’s presidential candidature,” Muntu announced in a letter.
He noted that the reason ANT constitution provides for this is to ensure that executive members of the party do not use their positions to unduly influence the electoral process.
He handed over to former Serere District Member of Parliament and former FDC Secretary General Alice Alaso as acting National Coordinator.
Muntu mentioned that he is determined to lead Uganda in a democratic manner.
“As we have severally pointed out, no one can give what they don’t have. As a party, we are determined to demonstrate in word and deed, our capacity to lead Uganda in a manner that is democratic, fair and respectful of institutional governance.”
Muntu quit the strongest opposition political party in the land, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in 2018 to start his own party, ANT.
As he takes leave of office, Muntu looks forward for a rigorous campaign in an unprecedented election that will be carried out through the media in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“I look forward to rigorous campaigns for party’s presidential flag bearer position and should I succeed by God’s grace, will be leading the party into the forthcoming elections.”