Muntu takes over from Byesige


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A former Army Commander, Maj. Gen. (rtd) Gregory Mugisha Muntu, is the new Forum for Democratic Change party president. At 6:36pm yesterday, the FDC Electoral Commission chairperson, Mr Dan Mugarura, announced that Maj. Gen. Muntu had returned 393 votes (50.64 per cent), defeating Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mr Nathan Nandala Mafabi, who got 361 votes (46.392 per cent).

Tororo County MP Geoffrey Ekanya came third with 17 votes (2.91 per cent) in the three-horse race to lead the biggest opposition party in the country.

Gen Muntu’s win marked the end of a tense 90 days that saw the three candidates traverse the country to canvass for votes in a campaign which has tested the FDC’s ability to stay united.
The party rules provide that a winner would be decided if one candidate gathered 50 per cent plus one vote.

A total of 776 votes were cast as the party marked a transition from founding president, Dr Kizza Besigye, who has thrice run against President Museveni in bitterly fought national polls. Dr Besigye has consistently rejected the outcome of his contests with Mr Museveni in 2001, 2006 and 2011 as having been rigged in favour of the incumbent.
 
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democracy has taken its part contrary to what CCM has been doing
 

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