FDC presidential race: Amuriat accuses Muntu’s camp of sabotage

FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat arrives at Rukungiri courtroom recently. PML Daily photo.

KAMPALA–Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat has accused his main opponent, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu of conspiring with police to block his rallies.

Amuriat, together with campaigning team, were recently arrested in Rukungiri district as they headed to the stadium to address supporters.

Amuriat had moved with Dr Kizza Besigye, the former FDC Presidential candidate and party mobiliser Ingrid Turinawe.

During the scuffle with the Police, at least two people were shot dead.

Amuriat during a press conference at Katonga Road also urged his opponents to stop complaining about him moving with Dr Besigye.

“My opponents have never invited him and he refused to attend their rallies. If I invite him and he comes, I don’t see anybody,” Amuriat argued.

A part from Amuriat, other three senior party members, who are fighting to uproot, Gen Mugisha Muntu the party boss from the presidency, include Mubarak Muyangwa, Kawempe South legislator, Moses Byamugisha and Malcom Matsiko.

The party set November 24 as the date for election of the party president. The date was pushed to allow some members to participate in LC elections.

Dr Besigye has been a common figure at Amuriat’s rallies, something that has attracted criticism from the Muntu camp.

But he is not the only party leader, who has taken sides. MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the party spokesperson and the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza support Muntu.

Muntu camp responds
Muntu camp didn’t have kind words for Amuriat. Ibrahim Kasozi, the Makindye East legislator and spokesperson for the camp, accused Amuriat’s camp of not being serious.

“Let them bring proof. What disturbs them is that all along, they have been sailing through because of creating muddy waters. But now we know how to navigate through,” Kasozi warned them.



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