Former FDC President Rtd Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu yesterday asked residents of Ibanda municipality not to fear voting for young people in the various elections coming up.
Muntu made the call during a Sunday service by the newly ordained Rev. Fr. Felix Muhumuza at Ibanda Parish Kagongo.
During the mass, Muntu also rallied support for the youthful FDC Parliamentary candidate for Ibanda Municipality, Alex Byaruhanga.
Muntu said Byaruhanga reminded him of the time he joined the army.
“Yes he is young but this should not be an issue; I can see his opponents focusing on it,” he said.
“I was 23 when I joined the bush war. I was 29 when I became the Army Commander. Many of the people I fought alongside and led were young men and women, with very little experience and a burning desire to change what was wrong about our country.”
Gen Muntu said that young and educated should never stand and watch as the country is driven by old people into the wrong direction.
“You are never too young to be the change you want and there is nothing like too young to influence. You have in you the capacity to help bring a better tomorrow to your country,” said.
General’s call came two days to the long awaited village council elections, which he also took time to urge the people of Ibanda to embrace.
“Our frustration with the current regime must translate to actual, meaningful and demonstrable action if we are to change things.”