The Electoral Commission has cleared former FDC president, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu’s political party.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the New Formation’s Alice Alaso said after several months of engagement with the electoral body, their party was finally cleared.
“The next phase is the gazetting of the same which we expect will be done in the next few weeks,”Alaso said in a statement.
The party however, contrary to what many thought will now be called the Alliance for National Transformation.
Alaso said in the statement they are now ready to to make an official launch of the new party.
“The date, venue and time of the official launch will be communicated soon.”
Last year. Muntu announced he was leaving Forum for Democratic Change, a party he had partly formed and had once been president.
Muntu however 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. FDC now has an opportunity to do everything they wanted to do,”Muntu said in September.
The former FDC president said is committed to seeing a united opposition in Uganda adding that he do whatever it takes to ensure there is unity.
Muntu has on several occasions been referred to as a mole sent by the ruling NRM government within the opposition but he recently said time will tell who the real mole is.
“There was no time I was not called a mole. Even when we were in the bush, they didn’t trust me. Commanders had to put me under surveillance until they realized I was genuine,”Muntu said last year.
“Even in FDC I have been branded the same but if there is will of God, there is going to be a time when people will be shocked to know who the real moles are. Why would I go through all that if I was a mole? If I was on a mission, I would remain in FDC so it does not gain stability.”
Muntu’s new party will now battle for space together with his former party, FDC, Democratic Party and Bobi Wine’s People Power movement in a bid to oust the ruling National Resistance Movement party which has been in power for the last 30 years.