Ugandan Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Major General Mugisha Muntu has called on Ugandans in the Diaspora to immerse themselves in the politics back home lest they are robbed of what dully belongs to them.
Muntu made this call while meeting Ugandans in the US state of Boston over the weekend.
“We call upon all Ugandans in Boston to get involved in the struggle for a better Uganda starting with their home villages in Uganda.” Muntu said.
He added that the onus is on Ugandans to ensure that the country is restored to the right path.
The former army commander has been in North America since late last trying to awaken the political psyche of the Ugandan community living in America and Canada.
General Muntu served under the Kampala government led by President Yoweri Musveni before falling out with the latter citing diversion from the vision that guided their 198-86 bush war which eventually brought them to power.
Last year, Muntu replaced Kiiza Besigye as FDC president after beating Nathan Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya in the party’s presidential poll although Mafabi disputed the results of the poll citing malpractice.
The differences between the two have threatened to split the party even though there have been press reports alleging that they could have buried the hatchet.
Muntu’s visit to North America comes on the heels of a recent country wide tour to mobilize support and reassure the party faithful that talk of a split is far fetched.