By www.mknewslink.com reporter
Some of leaders in Bunyoro sub-region have asked the former president of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Gen Mugisha Muntu to form a new political party.
During his first public consultative meeting since he lost the presidency to Patrick Amuriat in the November 2017 polls, Gen Muntu did not rule out a possibility of quitting FDC to join another opposition party.
The meeting convened yesterday by the Hoima FDC Chairman; Jackson Wabyoona at Hoima Resort Hotel and was attended by many leaders from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), civil society organizations, the private sector and religious groups.
The former Hoima Assistant Chief Administrative Officer; Moses Kyamanywa and a member of the NRM Historical Forum said there are many Ugandans who are frustrated by Uganda’s political parties like NRM and FDC which have several leadership challenges.
“There are many people who are frustrated and need direction but no one has given them an alternative. We need to form a new political party whose core message is peace and reconciliation” Mr Kyamanywa said.
Masindi mayor, Mr Joab Businge supported the proposal of founding a new political party that could unite Ugandans who share its values and culture.
He said current political parties in Uganda suffer from a syndrome of loyalty to a founding leader which suffocates other leaders from emerging.
However, the former FDC Hoima district woman parliamentary aspirant Rehema Nabisere said forming a new party is time consuming.
“Let us go to the grassroots and mobilise the people. Even people in NRM are scared of FDC. Let us bring them closer and we work towards achieving regime change,” Mr Nabisere said.
Gen. Muntu said Uganda is at crossroads as President Museveni nears his exit but opposition forces have not yet sufficiently organised to utilise the opportunity of political transition that is unfolding in the country.
Source: www.mknewslink.com ; a western Uganda newswebsite.