Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu Quits Troubled FDC Ahead Of 2020/2021 General Elections

Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu Quits Troubled FDC Ahead Of 2020/2021 General Elections

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Few days after loosing, key political figures Hon. Paul Mwiru Member of Parliamet Jinja Constituency, and former Leader of Opposition Hon Winnie Kiiza member of Paliament Kasese Constituency, Bugweri County Member of Parliament Abdu Katuntu has also quit.

Katuntu let the cat out Saturday morning during a talk-show discussion on the “Capital Gang” hosted by Semweya Musoke on 91.3 Capital FM, alongside Forum for Democratic Change Spokes Person Hon. Semujju Nganda, and ANT’s President Gen. Mugisha Muntu among others.

This was after being asked whether he picked nomination forms for FDC and set to contest under the FDC flag. “I have no intention to do that because my relationship with FDC ended long ago,” Katuntu answered back.

He added; “I did not pick up nomination forms for the FDC and I have no intention of doing that. Even if the nominations were to be re-opened, that one is out, it is a closed chapter”.

A founder member of FDC who has been in parliament since 2011, Abdu Katuntu, attributed the divisions in FDC to ideological contradictions in the party leadership that have seen many influential members leaving including him.

The ideological contradictions between two factions; led by Kiiza Besigye on one side and Mugisha Muntu on another, he said, arose way back in 2012 but became sharper in 2016, giving birth to Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party, currently led by former FDC president Gen. Mugisha Muntu.

Katuntu who last year cited that he was retiring from active politics and he was not going to stand for any post in 2021 general elections, when asked whether he was still standing on his decision he replied ”That decision has not been taken, am taking that decision after discussions with many of my political colleagues.”

While appearing at a burial in Bugweri he said “It’s better for one to serve and leave for others also to take over; five years is too short a time for any leader to make any impact. Twenty years is good enough,” he said.

 

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