Former Forum for Democratic Change party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu has started the process of registering his new political party with the Electoral Commission.
The former army commander, in a press statement released on Wednesday evening stated that the mandatory gathering of signatures has been going on for weeks.
“As communicated in our newsletter to subscribers on the 30th of November 2018, we have been in the process of gathering signatures from across the country for the registration of our party,” said Muntu.
The Electoral Commission, according to the statement, is currently verifying the signatures and expected to be concluded by December 31st 2018.
“This process (signature collection) was completed and we handed all necessary paperwork for registration to the Electoral Commission on 7th December 2018. The Electoral Commission begun the signature verification process,” said Muntu.
He admitted that the party is not going to be launched before Christmas as he had promised.
“As consequence of this (extensive process), we are unable to launch before the 25th of December as earlier projected.”
Muntu however remarked that the launch is going to happen as soon as EC finishes the process of verification.
“We however are continuing to make all the necessary preparation to ensure that the launch of our new party can take place as soon as the Electoral Commission complete the verification process and have party gazette,” remarked Muntu.
The general also stated that even the presentation of the name of the new party is only going to be done after securing the registration from the EC.
“Similarly, the unveiling of our name, logo, policy platform and other instruments of identity for the party will be done only after getting the registration certificate from the Electoral Commission.”