Former FDC President, Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu has come out to comment about the statement reporting his leaving of FDC saying it was prematurely released.
Media reported on Tuesday that Muntu, one of the longest members of Uganda’s strongest opposition party was quitting. It followed what seems to have been a leaked statement by Muntu’s circles in which he revealed he was leaving FDC with immediate effect.
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“Following our nationwide consultations that were carried out between January 15 And July 7, I today held a meeting with the Party President of the FDC, Hon Patrick Oboi Amuriat to discuss our findings and resolutions,” he mentioned in a statement released on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Muntu met with some of the members of the strongest opposition party led by Amuriat to make his findings from the consultations known.
“I hereby would like to inform the country of our decision to leave the FDC with immediate effect. We will be holding a press conference on Thursday 27 of September 2018 to discuss this,” the statement added.
It is reported that some FDC elements stormed Fairway Hotel in Kampala where Muntu and FDC President, Patrick Amuriat were holding a discussion on Tuesday and disrupted the meeting. Sources say Amuriat was dragged out of the meeting by a group of youth, resulting into the premature end of the meeting.
Speaking to the press shortly after the incident, Muntu said that the statement attributed to him was prematurely released.
“I want to apologize to the FDC President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi because of the statement which was carelessly released. Prematurely,” Muntu told reporters.
He however hesitated to divulge details regarding the contents of the statement. Instead, he said an official statement would be released later today.
“For the rest of the communication, within the next one hour or two we will send a message on the official Twitter account and Facebook. In an official way,” Muntu said.