Muntu urges Amuriat to uphold FDC values in emotional concession speech

Gen. Mugisha Muntu delivers his concession speech. Courtesy photo.

By Tonny Akankwatsa

The outgoing Forum for Democratic Change party president has this early morning warned his successor Hon. Patrick Oboi Amuriat not loose the values of the political party during the delegates conference at Namboole stadium.

In his acceptance speech delivered at 1:12am, Gen Muntu said: “Continue on the same path of building democracy in the party with your colleagues that you will be working with, because if you loose those values that we believe in, you will lose the party.”

The seasoned democrat and former army commander accepted the delegates’ choice of Patrick Amuriat, who won with 641 votes (56.7%) against Muntu’s 463 votes (41.7%). The others in the race were Moses Byamugisha who obtained 3 votes while Dan Malcolm Mastiko trailed with just 2 votes.

Muntu also warned the FDC president-elect Amuriat that the seat he has assumed is tough and wished him not to go through an environment like the one he has braved in the last five years.

Muntu also expressed disgrace over what he called members mistrust of his ideologies: “To those who don’t trust me, I sincerely apologise. It wasn’t my intention to waste your time,” he noted.

“On my side, within a few weeks, there are decisions I am going to make,” he added, while urging them to agree with his next political opinion.

However, he warned his diehards not to “panic, get provoked, be frustrated or even make false statements,” whilst advising them to be focused on resolving the nation’s challenges.

“We are going to be moving through complex times. Our country is amidst lots of challenges. So whatever we do, we need to focus because if we don’t tighten our belts and focus on the major challenges in this country, we may have a crisis in this country and non of us would like loss of lives,” he said.




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