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ANT to conduct internal party elections in August

ANT party president Mugisha Muntu during a post election review meeting for Tooro and Rwenzori sub regions in Fort Portal. Photo via @TheAllianceUG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party is planning to conduct internal party elections in August 2021, to streamline its structures from the grassroots. The party which believes in building party structures, has been operating with an interim leadership composed of the National, Regional and Sub region Coordinators since its establishment in 2019.

Alice Alaso, the National Coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation says the absence of the party structures affected the mobilization of support for their candidates in the just concluded general elections. Regional reports from the party post-election review meetings indicated among others that the party didn’t have enough candidates, campaign agents and voters because of the absence of structures to mobilise the public.

Alaso says as they conclud their review meetings in the Central region, they shall have a planning meeting to draw a clear roadmap for the establishment of the structures. She says that they shall start by establishing Committees at village and parish level then move to the district level.

Owekitiibwa Ssewava Sserubiri, the coordinator for Buganda region says that structures are a good mobilization strategy through which they can popularize the party and what it stands for.

Ssewava says they suffered a setback with COVID-19 and lost time to establish party structures as had earlier been planned. He says Ugandans are desperate for change but need a leadership that is well organized to deliver the change they need and manage the country in an orderly manner.

The ANT president Gen. Mugisha Muntu says although the election was rigged, as the opposition they shouldn’t wallow in lamentation but move to make self-assessment and lay strategies for the next elections. Muntu says the right time to plan for the 2026 election is now and that’s why they want to start establishing grassroot structures immediately. He says that they shall train committee members on the true values of leadership and other leadership skills. Muntu argues that there has been change in leadership in Uganda that has always ended in injustice, corruption and bad governance among others.

Meanwhile, ANT says they will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni set for next week on Wednesday May 12th at Kololo Ceremonial grounds in Kampala. The party National coordinator Alice Alaso says they cannot participate in legitimizing a presidency secured fraudulently from a rigged election characterized by brutality against the opposition.



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