Muntu Speaks Out on Fronting Joint Candidate in 2016


order http://ccimiowa.com/wp-content/plugins/ubillboard/lib/timthumb-config.php sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 150%;”>Describing the speculations as ‘diversionary, order ’ Gen. Muntu, medicine said the opposition would need to focus first on harnessing their internal capabilities.

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Following their historic triumph in the Luweero where their collectively backed Brenda Nabukenya floored NRM’s Rebecca Nalwanga in the district Woman MP By-elections, speculations have been rife of a possible joint opposition presidential candidate for 2016.

The parties which include FDC, JEEMA. UPC, DP and CP have also been for the last several months engaged in a joint nationwide campaign for free and fair elections.

The leaders together traversed different corners of the county preaching the gospel of fundamental reforms in the country’s electoral system.

While speaking to press this Monday morning at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Gen Muntu expressed concern over how the opposition coalition has been rushed to focus mainly on a singular candidate.

“This is an issue that has been popping up time and again in the media and the public. We are not focusing on a single Candidate at all,” he pointed out.

“Our analysis has been that the solution is not necessarily in having a single candidate, but in building our capabilities as opposition,” he stressed.

The President General however noted that the a joint Candidate was not entirely out of question, but begged for focus to be trained first on correcting the shortfalls in the regime change struggle.

“Down the road, we could still decide to field one candidate in 2016, it’s not something that has been ruled out, but that’s not what we are focusing on now.”

He however noted that the opposition would keep on fielding a single candidate ‘where necessary’ in the other parliamentary by-elections.

The opposition parties essayed a joint effort to oust Museveni in the previous 2011 election through formulating the Inter-Party Coalition (IPC), which however, did not bear much fruit as it crumbled before the election, on account of numerous misunderstandings and insufficient funding.


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