Daniel Kafureka, the FDC secretary for Mbarara revealed that party members are concerned over the slow pace being taken by Muntu, who is seeking a second term as leader of Uganda’s biggest opposition political party.
Kafureka said that the move by the ruling NRM party to amend the constitution and extend President Museveni’s rule beyond 35 years threatens to throw the country into chaos.
Mweteise Bintabara, the Kiruhura district FDC chairperson, revealed that some party members would want to see Muntu, a former commander of the national army, give a firm position on the ongoing age limit debate.
In his response, Muntu revealed that he has worked hard to challenge the move to amend article 102(b) of the constitution, contrary to the belief of some party members who accuse him of being passive.
He further revealed that the party is now focusing on upholding internal democracy, adding that there is need for opposition political parties to do away with internal bickering if they are to successfully challenge NRM.
He said that he has never been a coward and wants the best for Ugandans.
The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is backing a private member’s bill tabled by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi seeking amendment of article 102(b) from the constitution.
Article 102(b) says a person is not qualified to be president of Uganda if he or she is aged above 75 years or below 35 years.
By 2021 Museveni will have ruled the country for 35 years.