Fiery former army commander Gen. Mugisha Muntu has warned the 360 pro-Mafabi delegates of tough action.
The newly FDC president elect yesterday said that though he hasn’t received any formal petition from the rebellious delegates, he will not sit back and do nothing. “We will not tolerate any ‘impunity’ because whatever happens in the FDC reflects what they are as the biggest opposition party waiting to assume power in 2016.”
“We need to look at ourselves and know who we are. I haven’t received any letter, but FDC is an example and many people out there have confidence in us. This can’t be allowed in the party,” Muntu said.
The General was making his first appearance on a news conference as the party leader at the head offices in Najjanankumbi.
Muntu was responding to a query about the action he will undertake against a clique of his rival Nandala Mafabi’s delegates who last Friday vowed to subdue from the party work if their grievances were not addressed.
The pro-Mafabi group advocated for the resignation of top officials including Alice Alaso, Dan Mugarura, Anita Among and the General himself.
They accused Alaso of vote rigging by using proxy votes, and cited incompetence by Electoral Commission chairman Mugarura for having violated the constitution by swearing in Muntu as party president without relinquishing the other slot of secretary for mobilization first.
Muntu responded saying, “I will do two things politically I will listen to their side and forge a way out, because in FDC all voices are heard, technically we will investigate if there was any rigging,” he said.
The man from Ntungamo was quick to refute media claims that the party is in bitter split, but rather called it ‘internal contradiction’. He was hesitant to comment on the rumours that he is the only man who can oust Gen. Yoweri Museveni.
He just smiled saying that he as an eternal political vision for the country even when he is dead.
“You ask me about 2016, I have got a master plan beyond that. I want to be talked about in the history of this country,” he said.
Reported By Nicholas Mwesigwa