IN PICTURES: Muntu Moves To Seize Western Uganda, Mafabi Denies Tribal Remarks
Former army commander Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu is making significant inroads in western Uganda where he is urging voters to put an end to President Yoweri Museveni’s rule by electing him for FDC presidency.
Muntu made a heroic entry into Fortportal town yesterday where he was accompanied by thousands of FDC supporters carrying his posters and tree branches.
The FDC presidential candidate addressed several rallies in the town before meeting party delegates
Thousands gathered to listen to the former army commander who is now seeking to replace Col. Kizza Besigye
Muntu’s message is that the only way for FDC to regain its political glory and subsequently capture presidency, there is need for a leader who is focused, able to mobilize resources, consolidate structures and recruit new members to the party.
Muntu addresses his supporters in Fortportal
Muntu is facing Nandala Mafabi and MP Geoffrey Ekanya.
Meanwhile, briefing press early this week, Mafabi came under fire after it emerged that his campaign strategist Rubaramira Ruranga had questioned Muntu’s tribe and nationality.
''Our friends have failed to present issues all they are saying that I have been tribal in my campaigns,
Gen Muntu (in stripped shirt) was accompanied by his strategist Francis Mwijukye
I have been to all regions of Uganda; Buganda, Ankole, Acholi, Karamoja and many more I have never said anything tribal. I have never been tribal in my life and I will not be,” said Muntu
Muntu electrified his supporters with a moving speech
Muntu’s departed father, Muntuyera, and mother were Rwandese.
The retired general last year told Chimpreports that he is a Ugandan by birth.
Mafabi also explained that he is not spending in billions of shillings as reported in sections of the media.
An FDC supporter hugs Muntu
''Our Friends are saying that I am dishing out money but that is not true! We met to decide on how much we can spend towards the delegates on transport. My friends said that everyone should spend what they can.”
Muntu was welcomed to Fortportal with a music band
The leader of Opposition in Parliament added: “I know they say that to stir delegates that I have a lot of money but we don't have a lot. I have been around and I have friends; what I can say is we have enough to last us until the end of the campaign.''
Muntu addresses a rally in Kabarole
FDC Delegate, Nyakato Rusoke, campaigned for Muntu in Kabarole
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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