KAMPALA – The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) has said it will hold its delegates conference in June in a bid to map out the party agenda ahead of the 2021 elections.
Currently, ANT, which was formed by former FDC president Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu, is conducting consultations in sub-regions and also in the constituencies to raise awareness about the need for change.
The party’s head of the Women’s League, Ambassador Edith Ssempala, told journalists in Kampala on Tuesday, January 14 that most people have welcomed the ANT’s agenda for change during the regional consultations.
The ANT Deputy spokesperson, Suleiman Kakaire, said that the party delegates conference in June will determine whether they field a presidential candidate or form an alliance with another opposition party.
He said they also plan to conduct consultations in Karamoja, Rwenzori sub-regions.
ANT also warned that police brutality and marginalization of opposition politicians are bad signs that could threaten the credibility of the 2021 elections.
ANT spokesperson Wilberforce Seryazi said that while President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the NRM chairperson freely trekked 195km to commemorate the NRA bush struggle last week, police foiled consultation meetings of People Power leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
Seryazi said that such brutality and clampdown of opposition activities give bad signals for the next general elections.
Police foiled four consultation meetings of Kyagulanyi over failure to observe the Public Order Management Act, 2014.
Sseryazi says that the security organs should ensure law and order and refrain from participating in political activities.
He also said that much as the 2021 elections may not be free and fair ANT believes that a united and strong opposition or agents of democratic change can overwhelm the ruling party and win even the presidenc