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Muntu made the comment during the ANT post-election review in Soroti on Saturday while meeting candidates who participated in the 2021 general elections from Teso sub region. He noted that whereas elections are supposed to open gates for the fresh breed of leaders with development ideas, some of the politicians only join the arena to make ends meet.
Muntu Speaking to party delegates in Soroti

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The former presidential candidate for the Alliance for National Transformation- ANT, Greg Mugisha Muntu has challenged politicians to prioritize on issues affecting the communities, not personal gains.

Muntu made the comment during the ANT post-election review in Soroti on Saturday while meeting candidates who participated in the 2021 general elections from Teso sub region.

He noted that whereas elections are supposed to open gates for the fresh breed of leaders with development ideas, some of the politicians only join the arena to make ends meet.

According to Muntu, there is need to continue exerting more pressure to change the current situation in the politics of Uganda.

He observed that Uganda’s elections are getting worse every year, rating the 2021 general elections as the worst in the history of the country.

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According to Mugisha Muntu,  the 2021 elections were characterized by high security involvement that intimidated many voters. He says some voters were influenced  by heavy use of money to determine who they voted.

Meanwhile, Alice Alaso Asianut, the ANT National Coordinator said there is need to change the system by voting leaders who will transform the communities. She says that as ANT, they are moving round the country to build structures for the party because its agenda goes beyond election circle.

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Moses Odilit, the party’s regional coordinator in Teso explains that whereas the party fielded candidates in some positions, the electoral processes and the situation on the ground limited their chances of winning the vote.

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ANT fielded four candidates for Parliamentary seats but all were beaten by both NRM and FDC. In the local council elections, only two out of 10 district councilors fielded in different districts went through.

The party also got one sub county chairperson in Serere district out of five that contested under ANT. Most of the seats won by ANT candidates were from Serere district.