By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Party has nominated Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu as its Presidential Flag Bearer having been un-opposed.
Despite being a very young political party the Alliance for National Transformation, on Wednesday it indicated that it is ready to tussle it out with the best of the Opposition, to vie for the Presidency come 2021 general elections after expressing intention to have field flag-bearers at all political levels.
Gen Muntu through his speech said that the party continues to establish and fill its national administration and mobilisation structures countrywide as away to build on ground political strength which he believes will backup the party to champion the forthcoming general elections.
“We must depend on the strength of systems and institutions and it is the path we intend to walk,”Muntu said in his acceptance speech.
Muntu urged opposition political parties to form joint presidential candidate since it’s the best mechanism which could boost opposition strength to unseat President Museveni.
“We are going to engage in discussion with other political groups and we will be open- minded. We broke down in TDA because we failed to get a single candidate,” he said.
The party also unveiled it’s road-map, registration and picking of nomination forms for the party’s flag-bearer that started between June 22 and 25 while verification of nomination qualification documents was done between June 26 and 29.
Mean while nomination for the party presidential flag-bearer is slated for 1st July to 2nd.
In the same vein ,accreditation of delegates is slated for August 5, followed by the national interim delegates’ conference on 6th August 2020.
Gen Muntu launched the party in May last year after leaving the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), in what he said was one of his efforts to unseat President Museveni who has ruled Uganda for more than three decades.