Several Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leaders have come out to accuse the General Mugisha Muntu led “New Formation” of working to weaken the opposition.
Aruu North legislator Odonga Otto believes that the pressure group formed by former FDC president Muntu is covertly working to promote the interests of National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chairman President Yoweri Museveni.
Otto accuses the former army commander Mugisha Muntu of being a mole.
He also wonders why the New Formation is bent on recruiting members from the opposition instead of canvassing for support from everybody.
He warns Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi to be careful because it is likely he is being used. Kyagulanyi (popularly known as Bobi Wine) is the head of a mass movement called People Power.
Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa claims that several politicians who New Formation claim have defected have already privately repented their actions and crossed back to the FDC.
Munyagwa lists Soroti Municipality MP Herbert Edmund Ariko and Woman MP Soroti district Angelline Osegge as among the politicans who reaffirmed their commitment to FDC.
It was reported in late October 2018 that a total of 63 leaders from the biggest opposition political party Forum for Democratic Change in Ankole region announced crossing over to Gen.Mugisha Muntu’s New Formation.
In September, Muntu said he had decided to exit the biggest opposition party not because he was power hungry but because he felt his ideas could not accommodated within the party as they directly crushed with those of the party president, Patrick Amuriat.
“We fought each other to a state of paralysis within the party. We had failed to reconcile the two different strategies and our instability as FDC would be instability of the whole opposition,”Muntu said in reference to a situation where he has always walked parallel lines with many other FDC members including party president Patrick Amuriat in regards the defiance campaign started by Dr.Kizza Besigye.
“FDC now has an opportunity to do everything they wanted to do,” he added.