By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: As was earlier published on January 14, 2020 by TheSpy Uganda, Alliance For National Transformation (ANT) had organized in June 2020 to have drawn a party structure that would have leaders from the position of Presidency to LC1 with a view of having huge participation in the coming general elections.
For the above reason, Ms.Alice Alaso, ANT’s Deputy National Coordinator in charge of Finance and Administration, this evening revealed that she had been appointed to act as the new party leader, pending subsequent decisions by the National Delegates Conference in August this year.
Alaso, further said Gen. Muntu would now seek election as the party flag bearer ahead of the 2021 presidential election and that his decision to step down was in line with the party’s constitutional requirement.
“It is true, Gen Muntu, in fulfilment of the requirement of our party constitution has stepped down,” Alice confirmed.
TheSpy Uganda has obtained copies of two letters signed by Gen Muntu, addressed to Ms Alaso informing her of his decision step down in preparation for general elections where Muntu would would be seeking to represent the party.
“This is to delegate to you the responsibility of the National Coordinator to manage the running of the Party until the Interim National Delegates Conference, when the office of the Interim National Coordinator will be filled,” reads part of Muntu’s letter.
“I will shortly be sending to you my letters of resignation from the office as required by our Party Constitution,” he added.
In his resignation letter, Muntu cites interest in the party’s presidential flag, as a reason for stepping down.
“This is to inform you that I intend to seek nomination to compete as a candidate for the party flag bearer, this letter therefore serves to inform you that I am taking leave of office as provided for in Article 9(2.6),” he writes.
Ms Alaso said Gen Muntu will have no other chance of leading the party at the top whether he wins or loses the flag.
The party recently rolled out a roadmap for its delegates’ conference slated for August this year.
It should be remembered that Alliance For National Transformation was launched May last year by Gen Mugisha Muntu after leaving the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
In 2019 Muntu revealed his quitting FDC was one of his efforts to unseat President Museveni, whom he said had ruled Uganda for so long hence need for transition which he thought he could perfect.