The former army commander made the remarks during the opposition’s Free and Fair Elections rally in Mukono on Sunday.
The rally was addressed by Dr Kizza Besigye, Dr Olara Otunnu, Ingrid Turinawe and Betty Nambooze among others.
Analysts will suggest that Muntu’s remarks could be aimed at encouraging the opposition not to be frightened by the role of security organs in the upcoming elections.
He could as well be setting the political rhetoric as the opposition tries to dig deep into rural communities which are considered Museveni’s main stronghold areas.
The opposition have previously accused President Museveni of deploying security forces during elections to intimidate their supporters and also participate in electoral malpractices, charges the ruling government denies.
Addressing thousands of opposition supporters, Muntu ruled out the idea of using guns to overthrow Museveni but affirmed they have the ability to use such drastic measures to get rid of the President.
“We have the potential of using gunfire but we are not going to do it,” said Muntu.
“We want to beat Museveni psychologically and turn him into a ‘second phase NRA’. We are going to send him away through the same route that that brought him,” Muntu elaborated as supporters cheered him on.
Observers say the opposition have mastered the art of using a language that their supporters want to listen to by showing that Museveni’s might is overrated and that he can be removed from office.
The opposition leaders yesterday managed to carry on with the rally without any disruption.
Police provided security including check points where members of the public were physically checked before accessing the venue of the rally.
Police had earlier refused to grant area MP Nambooze permission to hold the public meeting due to terror threats faced by the country.
Majority of the leaders who spoke at the function concentrated on portraying Museveni as a leader who is gradually losing control of his centre of power – the army.
Besigye excited participants when he vowed that “Generals will deal with General Museveni.”
He added: “We want to first show Museveni that we can do away with his corrupt Electoral Commission psychologically before we deal with him as “Generals’”.
He said Museveni understands only two languages – “the gun and people’s power.”
Besigye went ahead and blamed president Museveni for turning the Uganda Parliament into an army by consistently taking them to the National Leadership Institute at Kyankwanzi and dressing them in army Uniforms instead of letting them focus on Parliament issues.
Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda was not readily available for comment. He, however, recently told Chimpreports that the army will stand with a President who is elected by the people.
He further warned against attempts to grab power by force, saying UPDF would crush such schemes.
Presidency Minister, Frank Tumwebaze said in a recent article that after every election, “our colleagues in opposition only concentrate on demonizing one man called President Museveni instead of carrying out a genuine political audit on their own political capacity” and that they continue to leave in denial.
“They fail to understand that by spending so much time only dreaming of a Tahrir square uprising in Kampala and struggling to lure youth to engage in “street protests”, only serves them to capture short lived media headlines, but does not in any way build for them a strong political centre of gravity where common interests of majority Ugandans can coalesce and thus win their substantial support.
And for that reason the political geography of the country remains the same without themselves seizing any new territory of support. Independent opinion polls have time and again proved this fact.”