KAMPALA – Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu is set to launch a new party, the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) next month.
This is after it was cleared by the Electoral Commission last week.
Addressing journalists at the party offices in Bukoto this morning, Muntu said that the launch is set for May 22nd, in Kampala.
He apologised to Ugandans for delaying to launch the party, saying that the lengthy registration process by the Electoral Commission bogged down their earlier arrangements.
“We had promised to launch the alliance before Christmas. Unfortunately, the process of registration delayed. We would like to apologise,” Muntu said.
Adding that, “Fortunately, we got the certificate and we shall be launching the party on May 22, 2019, at Kampala Serena Hotel.”
Muntu who lost the opposition party’s presidency to Patrick Oboi Amuriat in 2017, announced last year how he had quit FDC, citing fundamental contradictory strategic disagreements.
He and other former FDC members later embarked on what they called nationwide consultations with various stakeholders which culminated in the formation of the new party.
The former Army Commander said that they are currently working on setting up an interim leadership that will be in place before the party is launched.