The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party president Mugisha Muntu says elections were rigged and supports the court process to reject them.
Speaking in a statement issued during the weekend, Muntu stated that even the blind can see how the votes were rigged at different polling stations.
“Far from resolving our problems, these elections plunged us further into crisis. As a party, our flagbearers experienced several challenges. However, whichever way one slices it and even when adjusted for the true results, it’s clear we did not perform as we had hoped.” Muntu said as further detailed in the statement below.
Here is his statement:
Following the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections, I indicated that I would be engaging in deep reflection for a few days before communicating. This has been done and I would like to share the following with you.
- It is becoming more apparent with every passing day that these elections were deeply flawed and rife with irregularities. From ballot stuffing to voter intimidation, it simply is impossible for anyone with an ounce of honour to claim the results were credible.
- Far from resolving our problems, these elections plunged us further into crisis. As a party, our flagbearers experienced several challenges. However, whichever way one slices it and even when adjusted for the true results, it’s clear we did not perform as we had hoped.
- There are many possible reasons for this and our leadership will be taking stalk of the same in the coming weeks. The objective will be to understand what might have gone wrong and how best to move forward.
- Nonetheless, we are proud of the campaign we ran and the message we shared. I was particularly moved by the many Ugandans that supported our policy platform not only by financially and logistically, but also with their vote. Thank you for being the change you want to see.
- While we may not have garnered the amount of votes we were hoping for, we are also cognisant of the fact that we are not the only ones that were affected by the highly irregular actions of the state. We therefore support all efforts to legally and lawfully contest these results.
- The party leadership is going to engage in a series of discussions both internally and with sister parties with whom we have working relationships. The aim will be to further the cause of change that we seek.
- We went into these elections well aware that the change we seek will not be easy to attain. We are not only up against a regime that has entrenched its hold on Ugandans for over thirty years, but also a political culture as old as our nation. The work to be done is immense but not insurmountable.
- Therefore, like Paul, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” We may have lost a battle, but the war continues. Until the day all Ugandans can say, we have at our helm, a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Before then, we persist.
For to do otherwise is to die while we still breathe.
God bless and keep you all.