NRM leaders in Ntungamo have said the opposition party FDC lost track in the district following the departure of Gen Mugisha Muntu who hails from the district.
According to Bakunda George the RDC for Ntungamo district, FDC’s split weakened their support on the ground to an extent that it is no longer felt.
But in response, Stanley Katembeya, a supporter and leader of FDC in western Uganda described the RDC’s comments as “baseless” saying they should be ignored.
Ever since Mugisha Muntu departed FDC to form the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), some people have come out and sounded a death knell for FDC especially in Ntungamo.
According to George Bakunda, the RDC Ntungamo, Muntu’s split from FDC party greatly weakened it to an extent that it is no longer felt on the ground unlike before.
Like Museveni, Mugisha Muntu is also the son of the soil.
It’s here that the RDC said it was prudent for him to provide space for his former master to flourish.
Bakunda alleged that FDC supporters in the district were now crossing to NRM in droves.
But Stanley Katembeya, the FDC activist said much as Muntu formed his party the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), to some of the NRM supporters in Ntungamo district says they have never heard of it claiming it remains irrelevant on the ground.
For now, NRM leaders in Ntungamo are fighting tooth and nail to regain the Ntungamo municipality parliamentary seat which is occupied by Gerald Karuhanga an opposition leaning independent.