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Muntu not quitting FDC, calls for frank discussions

Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu says he's not leaving the party as some had anticipated following his loss to Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) last weekend.
 
Muntu lost the party presidency seat to POA after garnering 463 votes against his 641 votes. After the loss, Muntu in his concession speech announced that he'd to make personal decisions this week because he was not ready to work in an environment where he's not trusted. Today however he denied as having ever said that. Muntu said he only talked about contradictions within the party.
Some FDC members have accused Muntu of being a 'mole' who works for the ruling party, National Resistance Movement to weaken FDC. 
Gen Mugisha Muntu addressing the media today
But addressing the media today at Hotel Africana, Muntu said he will not quit the party because he accepts and respects the outcome of the party elections.
 
He said in fact starting next week, they are going back to doing what they were doing before the party president campaigns that is; mobilising Ugandans to participate in Local Council elections, encourage, support and mentor pro-change Ugandans and mobilise Ugandans to pressure govt to drop age limit, land bills.

Muntu however, says much as he respects the outcome of the party elections, there exists significant, undeniable issues and differences that exist in the party.

These need frank, open and exhaustive discussions with all stakeholders starting this Friday, December 1 when he officially hands over office to Amuriat, he said.
 
Muntu's campaign was based on the building party structures and mobilisation ideology while Amuriat's was based advancing the defiance campaign to pressure President Museveni's government into making political concessions.

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0 #21 Zungulu Zzungulu 2017-11-30 09:58
Quoting Betty Nalubega:
Zungulu Zzungulu ,

I feel like saying haha!!

what would you say if I said that Kato Lubwama or Haji Nadduli can not go far in politics because they cannot comfortably express themselves in English ?

Would you call me trabalist , a racist , or would you call me ...... advanced ?

I find it hard to believe that Mr. Mao , Ms Anywar who are both Acholis, Ms Monica Amoding an Ateso , Mr Centenary a mukonjo and other public figures who can communicate well in several dialects belong to your "majority".

In any case , as a pure Muganda from Buddu , my choice of Winnie Kiiza and Muntu Mugisha as "presidential material" would disqualify me from being a tribalist if I claimed to be one.

If anyone is myopic , it is him or her who still cannot recognise the social realities before us.

What is your problem if POA ONLY Speaks English if not myopia????? Haaaa eeeeee
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0 #22 Zungulu Zzungulu 2017-11-30 10:07
Quoting Kent Mawa:
As for POA. there is no doubt that he can speak his mother-tongue. Unfortunately , a mother-tongue is not usually academically classfied as " a language" .

Lets face it , in today`s Uganda , it helps a lot for a politician if she/he can speak good English and some Luganda.

Its a plus if a modern Uganda politician is able to follow local social outlets such as Agataliko nfufu , wolokoso , Zungururu, Amasengejje , Kkiriza oba gana, etc.


The myopia you exhibit is quite unbelievable! but understandable for people who have lived all their life in and around filthy Kampala city, because outside Luweero,Mukono, Masaka no one bothers or knows about those social outlets believe you me!

Please get out there and appreciate great values in other cultures!
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0 #23 Zungulu Zzungulu 2017-11-30 10:11
Quoting Kent Mawa:
As for POA. there is no doubt that he can speak his mother-tongue. Unfortunately , a mother-tongue is not usually academically classfied as " a language" .

Lets face it , in today`s Uganda , it helps a lot for a politician if she/he can speak good English and some Luganda.

Its a plus if a modern Uganda politician is able to follow local social outlets such as Agataliko nfufu , wolokoso , Zungururu, Amasengejje , Kkiriza oba gana, etc.


Oh dear, do you mean luganda is the only academically classified language?

No wonder, a Muganda president is no where soon in the next 50 years!!!
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0 #24 Lakwena 2017-11-30 15:05
Quoting gwok:
Quoting Lakwena:
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See, who is talking? That is also what M7 said of Obote, isn't it? Jesus, my foot !!!

Please leave that Jewish politics out of it. We are talking Ugandan politics here & not the ISRAELI one.


But Gwok, humanly speaking, there is nothing historically new except the history we do not know.

In other words, in our short life, we can still learn from whatever history we come across. E.g When M7 demonized Obote during his organized war crime and crime against humanity in Luweero, and placed the blame on Obote's door steps; was it true?

No, because a few months ago the man, by his own mouth, Mr. M7 declared and confessed that he is the "Master of Violence. Therefore only men of violence are are ruthless killers.
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0 #25 Kent Mawa 2017-11-30 16:41
There is no need to get so worked up.

This is very simple . When my Dad did his O level -better known as Senior , a "language " was one the 4 compulsory subjects. The others were English , Maths , General paper i.e, Geography , History and Nature Studies.

English , being the language of instruction , was not considered /classified as a "language".

My Dad studied Latin and French , but dropped them and did Luganda even if he was not a Muganda . He passed in Grade A and got his legendary Cambridge School Certificate.

So yes , it is true that a local-tongue may not count as a "language " in an academic sense.

Many times , you hear people say " she can`t sing" or " I can`t dance".

This does not mean that she can`t open her mouth and made a melodic sound or that he can`t stand up and move him body .
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0 #26 Kent Mawa 2017-11-30 17:01
Is Luganda the only academically classified language?

No , I didn`t and can never say that .

But I can say that to a Muganda , Luganda is not an academically classfied language , unless he/she studies it as a "language".

I am not going to get into your speculation about what is going to happen or not happen in the next 50 years.

All I can say is that Uganda`s social behavious and practices are phasing in, slowly but surely.

BTW . I am not a Muganda but I speak and write it very well . I can also take care of myself in 4 other languages -not counting my mother-tongue of course.
I therefore , my life is free of complexities.
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0 #27 Betty Nalubega 2017-11-30 18:37
Zungulu Zzungulu ,

it is not MY problem if POA speaks only English ( oh..plus his mother-tongue).

This is a place where we are allowed to comment.
Give my opinion is all I did.
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0 #28 Zungulu Zzungulu 2017-12-01 10:51
Quoting Betty Nalubega:
Zungulu Zzungulu ,

it is not MY problem if POA speaks only English ( oh..plus his mother-tongue).

This is a place where we are allowed to comment.
Give my opinion is all I did.


Contracting yourself now, I thought it was your problem or concern when you mentioned that he ONLY speaks English........blah .....blah......!!
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