By Frederick Kiwanuka
FDC Presidential candidate Mugisha Muntu has said one of his rivals in the three-man race for the party’s top office is a ‘scam and a hypocrite’
Without mentioning names, Muntu said in Nakasongola on Tuesday that the unnamed rival was trampling on him by branding him a non-Ugandan and a poor mobiliser.
Muntu, who was addressing FDC delegates from Luweero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke districts, during a campaign rally in Migyera town, said his unnamed critic was disheartening him by calling him names.
“They have trampled too much on me. If I did not have the grace of God, I would be a wounded man by now,” he said, adding that the truth will prevail in the end.
Muntu’s rivals in the three-man race are opposition MPs’ Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya.
He was accompanied by the party’s vice-chairperson, Joyce Sebugwawo, the Kampala woman MP, Nabilah Sempala, former MP Christopher Kibazanga and Francis Mwijukye.
Muntu re-iterated that he is a Ugandan by descent, contrary to the malicious allegations that he is a non-citizen.
“If they disprove that I am a Ugandan, I will step down because I am not dying to become party leader,” he said.
The former army commander, said he stood so as to ensure freedom and justice in Uganda, not to search for wealth and positions.
Muntu said: “ if I was after riches, by now I would be having more money than grass because in the Ministry of Defence there was no system of managing finances. But by God’s grace I came out clean,” he said.
He said the small wars within the FDC party would not divert him from the major war of fighting the NRM acts of power abuse.