By Andrew Baba Buluba
This week has had two major political enents transpiring in the country but with adirect connection to the country’s biggest opposition political party – FDC that could actually have sent doses of laughter to former party President Rtd Maj Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu.
Former opposition leader in Parliament Winnie Kizza announced early this week – Monday 13 that she will not be seeking to be reelected to represent the people of Kasese district in next year’s elections, raising questions over the Rwenzori sub region’s most influential politician’s next move.
On Wednesday 15, just a day after Kizza’s shocking announcement, Nabbila Ssempala – another FDC MP had her request to challenge Mayor Erias Lukwago on the FDC ticket rejected by the Party’s EC on technicalities.
According to the Party’s EC Chief Tateremuka Bamwenda, Nabila had flouted the commission’s rules by returning her forms a day behind the officially communicated schedule. As such, they were not willing to bend the rules for the Lawmaker who has also been a bad apple for the Amuriat administration over the past two years.
The two very important MPs have been publicly known allies of FDC secessionist chief Mugisha Muntu who has since formed his own Party – Alliance for National Transformation [ANT] which has prompted many analysts project thatthetwo women could most likely turn to the new political party for a new political home as they seem unwanted by their former FDC family.
If the two opt to join ANT, it will bring the number of FDC MPs who have so far switched allegiance from the Amuriat administration for the departed Muntu to four after Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru which could further sperk off an ugly exodus in the run to next year’s general elections.
With the two ladies in his ranks, Muntu would have been boosted with a strong political presence in Kampala and Rwenzori subregion which would offer hope for the new party whose leaders has openly stressed that his desire to build a party strengthened on organisation and structural building is what made him fall out with his former allies in FDC.