Gen Muntu’s new party finally registered

The Electoral Commission (EC) has finally cleared former FDC President Gen Mugisha Muntu’s new political party – the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), ending months of waiting by  group of politicians that quit Uganda’s biggest opposition party.

Muntu who lost his FDC presidential re-election bid in November 2017 quit the party last September with a group of senior party leaders citing irreconcilable differences.

He then embarked on the process of registering a new political party which he had anticipated to conclude before last year’s Christmas holidays but was held back by the EC that opted to sent its staff to the villages countrywide, to verify the signatures that the promoters of the new party had presented.

According to Section 7(1)(b), to get registered as a political party, an application to the EC must be accompanied by a list of at least 50 registered voters from at least two-thirds of all the districts of Uganda.

Today, Muntu in a statement announced that the EC had concluded the process of registering the party, awaiting its publication in the Uganda Gazette.

“With this clearance, we are now in position to make arrangements for the official launch. The date, venue and time for the official launch will be communicated soon,” Muntu’s statement reads.