Retired General Gregory Mugisha Muntu has resigned as national coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party.
He is resigning from the party leadership to seek nomination to become presidential flag bearer of the same for next year’s general polls.
The out going National Coordinator Maj. Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Gregory Muntuoyera bids farewell to the Interim Party leaders and Staff of ANT as he hands over to Hon. Alaso Alice Asianut today Friday 26 June, 2020 at Party headquarters. Gen Muntu is seeking nomination as the Party Presidential flag bearer,” the party said on Facebook.
In September 2018, after quitting the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, Muntu and his supporters formed ANT. His main objective in the new party is to build grass-roots party structures, encourage more members to run for parliamentary seats and in local elections as well as working in coalition with like minded opposition forces, namely People Power (Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine), the Democratic Party Bloc (Norbert Mao) and JEEMA (Asuman Basalirwa) with the aim of putting forward a single joint candidate to compete in the 2021 presidential elections to oust the Museveni, who has been in power since the overthrow of the democratically elected President Milton Obote after a protracted Bush War that used child soldiers and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Ugandan civilians. Later the same month, Muntu announced that he had begun the process of forming the new party, under the code name New Formation.
In March 2019, the Electoral Commission of Uganda, approved the political party, opening the way for gazetting and opening of offices in the future.
It was officially launched at the Serena Kampala Hotel, in an event attended by Members of Parliament, heads of political parties, civil society organizations and the academia. Those present at the launch included Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Democratic Party (DP) president Norbert Mao, Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President Jimmy Akena, the Conservative Party’s Ken Lukyamuzi, former leaders of Opposition Winifred Kiiza and Prof Morris Ogenga Latigo, Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri and Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu, among others.