Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has emerged as the unopposed as presidential flag bearer for the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party in the 2021 General Election after no rival showed interest in the post at the close of picking nomination forms on Monday.
ANT electoral commission chairperson Dan Mugarura stated that after the five-day process of picking nomination forms for the party’s presidential flag bearer ended yesterday only Gen Muntu was on the list. Muntu will be unveiled at the party’s delegates conference.
“We have closed the process meaning he is alone in the race. He will still go through the necessarysteps and on August 6, he will be passed by the delegates to represent the party as presidential flag bearer,” Mugarura said.
He also said they are embarking on verifying the documents and going through other necessary vetting of the aspirant.
In an interview two weeks ago, Gen Muntu said despite the search for a flag bearer, the party would not close doors to the possibility of coming into a coalition with other change-seeking forces to get a joint candidate for the Opposition to remove President Museveni from power.
On Friday, news spread of Gen Muntu’s decision to relinquish power as the national coordinator of ANT, a party he formed a year ago. The office was temporarily taken over by the party’s leader of administration and finance, Ms Alice Alaso.