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Mugisha Muntu explains why ANT did not join Besigye’s PFT

Alliance for National Transformation leader Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu has come out to reveal why his party did not join Besigye’s new alliance the, People’s Front for Transition (PFT).

Muntu said that his party is still young and gave itself an obligation to build structures from the grassroots after the elections.

Therefore Besigye’s new alliance came at a time when they have other obligations to fulfill.

He however reiterated that they are welcome to all endeavors from the Opposition to oust Gen Yoweri Museveni from power.

“We gave ourselves a duty as ANT to build our party structures right from the grassroots after the elections. It’s therefore not possible for us to engage in any other activities where we won’t be able to give 100%. We are however supportive of their idea,” Muntu said.

This was the same resolve given by ANT’s national coordinator Alice Alaso who quit Besigye’s FDC in 2019 to join Muntu’s ANT.

“We welcome every initiative being made to change the situation in Uganda, but this initiative (of Besigye) came when we had given ourselves a very serious commitment of building party structures,” Alaso said.

She added that they will assess PFT’s strength six months from now and see where it will be.

And if it’s convincing enough, they they will join.

“We shall review our position after six months and say, well, what are the developments and can we join now or not? We don’t want to scatter our energy because we are a young party. We also need to first establish our party well,” the former Serere woman MP said.

Besigye and a number of top politicians a few days ago launched the PFT in a bid to oust Museveni from power before 2026.

There has however been concern on the absence of NUP from this coalition and some have described it as an alliance to curb NUP’s influence.

However top honchos in this front said that the Kamwokya based party was invited but it declined the invitation.

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