Maj Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the newly elected Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, is to lead the party for a temporary term of two years.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala on Monday, the party spokesperson, Wafula Oguttu, said Muntu was elected to complete the two years of the former leader, Col. Kizza Besigye, who decided to quit leadership before the end of his term in 2014.
Besigye, who was elected in 2010, was supposed to serve till 2014 but relinquished his seat of power along the way.
“The delegates’ conference was an emergency to get someone to lead the party for the remaining two years of Besigye’s term. We hope to elect a new president for the new term in 2014,” Wafula said.
Muntu, a former army commander and former ally to Yoweri Museveni, emerged winner with 393 votes (50.5%), followed by his closest rival, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, who garnered 361 (46%) votes in the election which was held at Namboole Stadium last week.