The Electoral Commission (EC) has on Tuesday cleared the Alliance for National Transformation as a political party in Uganda.
The new party was recently formed by former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Gen Mugisha Muntu and other ex-party strongholds who quit the main opposition party last year in September.
The development has been put to light by Alice Alaso, the former FDC deputy president for Eastern Uganda.
The next phase is the gazetting of the same, which we expect will be done in the next few weeks,” said Alaso in a press statement.
Adding, “With this clearance, we are now in position to make arrangements for the official launch. The date and time for the official launch will be communicated soon.”
After leaving the party, Muntu said FDC had internal conflicts that could only be only dealt with after his exit.
“There was no way of resolving internal conflicts in FDC without my exit and this is the best time Hon Patrick Amuriat has got to do his house cleaning because there is space for him since the people he remains with believe in him, ” Muntu continued and said “Besigye was very lucky that in his regime as the party president there were no internal conflicts but these internal conflicts started by the time I ascended to party presidency in 2012 and all along we have been in conflicts. Even if it was me to have won Amuriat, conflicts still would be there. Me as Muntu I have no any conflicts with Amuriat and I whole heartedly agree that he won me and is the legitimate party president for FDC but he has to clean FDC or rebrand it”
On allegations that he was mole, Gen Muntu said “time will tell who the real moles are, I have been called this all my life even when I was still serving in the forces I was spied for some years, many didn’t think that the son of Muntuyera would join them (forces), but as time went on the truth came. Time is the best friend of all of us, soon we shall see who the moles were and who were honest.
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