I was not Museveni’s spy in FDC party – says Muntu


Left FDC after fourteen years: Mugisha Muntu. Courtesy photo.

Kampala – The second president of the Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party, Maj. Gen. [rtd] Gregory Mugisha Muntu is continuing to speak out, days after he announced his exit from Uganda’s top opposition party.

Muntu – who lost party presidency to Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye’s right-hand man, says because of constant fight in FDC, he couldn’t stay anymore.

Flanked by Alice Alaso, the former Serere district Woman MP and other legislators at a press briefing on Thursday at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Muntu said for years he was at FDC; he was named a regime’s mole.

With such branding, he says he has never seen or talked face to face with President Museveni for nearly 15 years.

“I met Museveni one on one in 2004 after a meeting in Mbale. Our meeting took place at Nakasero State Lodge,” Besigye’s successor revealed.

He asked those who call him a mole: “What would I benefit from the meeting? It’s money? Adding that, “If it was wealth, as an army commander I would have amassed a lot of wealth by now.”

According to Muntu, at their time during NRA, there was no accountability and those with ranks like him would receive sacks of money brought to offices.

Mr Muntu applauded himself, describing his personality as based on integrity. He says time will tell who the exact mole in the party is after he left.

Muntu, Besigye and others were part of the people who founded FDC in 2004 after graduating from a pressure group known in prior years as Reform Agenda.

Kizza Besigye and Mugisha Muntu have parted ways.

The Muntu-FDC ‘divorce’ has come at a critical time when most Ugandans had thought they would put all support to the People Power crusaders headed by Kyandondo East MP, Bobi Wine to finally dislodge incumbent Yoweri Museveni from power.

Instead, it has further limited opportunity to FDC under Patrick Amuriat leadership and Besigye to come closer to People Power as it’s just too easy for Muntu and in team.

This contemporary news website has learnt of talks with has commenced between Muntu and Bobi Wine to forge a better and a formidable force come 2021 general polls.


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