Kampala Capital City Authority Minister Beti Kamya has welcomed the call by NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba to lure FDC Party President rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, back to the ruling party.
The ruling NRM party secretary general while presiding over the women’s day celebrations in Ntungamo asked the people of Ntungamo District to woo back into the NRM fold former army commander and current FDC president, Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu, saying he is a sober politician and capable of succeeding President Museveni.
Ms Justine Lumumba, was representing the First Lady Janet Museveni at a belated Women’s Day celebrations for Ntungamo District at Rwenanura Primary School playground in Rweikiniro Sub-county.
“Gen Muntu comes from this district, from Kitunga, I even know the village where he comes from, he is a sober man but he is walking with wrong company. Talk to him as his brothers that he comes back, if there are any grievances or anything that angered him, we can resolve it”, she said.
“He is someone who can bring back the presidency here; he is such a good player in a bad team,” she added.
Ms Lumumba said with both President Museveni and the First lady having been born in Ntungamo District, and with Gen Muntu in the fold, there would be no opposition at all in the district.
Lumumba, who has described Muntu as a man of unmatchable character and a potential replacement of President Museveni says that the former army commander is dining with a wrong team in the opposition, and that he should cross over to the NRM in the bid to consolidate his chances of leading Uganda as president.
Now, Beti Kamya says that the oppositions Forum for Democratic Change lost track and that Muntu should indeed think of reconciling his woes with the NRM.
Kamya, a founder member of the FDC quit the party in 2008 following disagreements on the election of the National Party Chairperson, before forming her Uganda Federal Alliance.