General Mugisha Muntu, the FDC president says the failure by his party members in Bududa to front candidates undermines their desire for change.
Dr. Kizza Besigye recieves a walking stick spear from Joseph Musila in Sibanga Manafwa district on Saturday
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has offered to sponsor candidates for various elective seats in Bududa district. The move follows the failure by FDC party members in the district to express interest in most of the elective seats in the district.
Bududa District has three parliamentary seats. They include the woman MP, Manjiya and the newly created Lushetshe constituency parliamentary seats. However, no FDC party member has expressed interest to contest for any of the three seats.
General Mugisha Muntu, the FDC president says the failure by his party members in Bududa to front candidates undermines their desire for change. â€œDo you think even if Dr. Kizza Besigye is elected president today, he will be able to address your local problems without the support of people from your area?,â€ he asked
Muntu expressed his disappointment at Bududa Boma grounds during a campaign rally of FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye on Saturday. According to Muntu, despite garnering majority votes from Bududa, the incumbent government has neglected the district.
â€œIf you think voting for the NRM comes with anything good, take a second look at your roads, a primary seven pupil reaches that class when still struggling with how to write his/her name, the water you drink is very dirty, what do you still want from Museveni?,â€ Muntu said.
He asked those who qualify to stand for the various elective offices in the district to come up saying they will be supported by the party leadership. â€œIf you have the requisite qualifications, please show up we shall support your candidature,â€ said Muntu amidst applause from the party supporters.