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Amuriat Speaks out on ‘Punishing Muntu Supporters’ Reports

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Newly elected opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president Patrick Amuriat has denied reports that he plans to purge out his rival’s supporters.

On Friday, former MP Amuriat, defeated Mugisha Muntu, Moses Byamugisha and Dan Matsiko to become FDC president.

He takes over from Muntu who has been at the helm since 2012. He will be the third president of 12-year old FDC after Kizza Besigye and Muntu.

FDC is Uganda’s largest opposition political party.

Some of Muntu's supporters. There are fears that FDC president-elect Patrick Amuriat could 'punish' those that didn't support his bid.
Some of Muntu’s supporters. There are fears that FDC president-elect Patrick Amuriat could ‘punish’ those that didn’t support his bid.

There are fears that Amuriat could reshuffle the parliament opposition leadership to weed out those who supported Mugisha Muntu.

Those on the chopping table, according to sources, are leader of opposition Winnie Kiiza and chief whip Ssemujju Nganda.

Kiiza (Kasese Woman) and Nganda (Kiira Municipality) openly supported Muntu.

AMURIAT DENIES REPORTS

“It’s not my nature to be vindictive,” Amuriat told NTV on Sunday.

He then made it clear he was not going to punish anyone for supporting Muntu.

“I am not going to victimize anybody because he supported my opponent,” he said.

“It’s their right.”

 

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