Mugisha Muntu to Amuriat: Be Careful with ‘Some FDC People’
Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Mugisha Muntu has warned Patrick Oboi Amuriat, his successor, on some people in the party.
On Friday, Patrick Amuriat took oath as new FDC president ending Mugisha Muntu’s five-year reign.
PATRICK AMURIAT TAKES OATH
The swearing in ceremony happened at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road.
FDC is Uganda’s largest opposition political party.
Last week, the party voted in Amuriat at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Muntu, who Wednesday said he would not quit FDC, attended Amuriat’s inauguration, and handed over office.
Other guests included former party president Dr Kizza Besigye who backed Amuriat against Muntu.
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, and former DP president Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere also attended.
MUNTU WARNS AMURIAT
At the event, Muntu warned Amuriat of hard times ahead.
“I am handing this party over to you intact, despite the differences we have witnessed for the past five years,” he said.
“I know where we are heading might be very tough but there are two things the party must accomplish; that is transforming the party and capturing power.”
He also promised to advise him, and to avail himself for the party.
He then warned him against some people within FDC.
“Patrick Oboi, you are entering a very difficult position but I will give you advice and I will be there. Be careful about some of the people you’re going to work with,” said Muntu.
Muntu also said there was need for healing in the party after a divisive poll.
“We can’t heal the country unless we heal ourselves. People are looking at us [opposition] to heal the country,” he said.
“We had a very ferocious election I must admit but we are mature enough to handle whatever issues that were going on.
“We must start to build within us what we want for this country. The bible say ‘you reap what you sow.”
On Amuriat’s and FDC’s assignment, Muntu said: “There are two things we must achieve as people; 1) how to transform this country 2) how to capture power.
“The most critical things that people don’t seem to take seriously are how to capture power and how to use that power to transform this country.”