Mugisha Muntu has announced that his new party will not be launched on December 25th as earlier projected.

The former Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) party president said in a statement shared on social media on Wednesday.

He disclosed that the Electoral Commission intends to finalise the process of verifying signatures gathered by his team by December 31st.

"As a consequence of this, we are unable to launch before the 25th of December as earlier projected.

We, however, are continuing to make all the necessary preparations to ensure that the launch of our new party can take place as soon as the Electoral Commission completes the verification process and have the party gazetted," part of the statement reads.

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Muntu announced his exit from the biggest political party in Uganda in September after countrywide consultations.

He lost the party presidency which he had held since 2012 to Patrick Amuriat Oboi in 2017

The 60-year-old politician served as the Commander of the Ugandan army from 1989 to 1998.