UPC Leadership To Disown Akena Loyalists

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Joseph Bbosa, the UPC Vice president told the media on Monday afternoon at Speke Hotel in Kampala that they issued several warnings to party members against following Akena in vain.

The leadership of Dr. Olara Otunnu, the embattled Uganda People's Congress-UPC party president says it may not have room to accommodate party members who chose to follow the rogue leadership of Jimmy Akena.

 
Joseph Bbosa, the UPC Vice president told the media on Monday afternoon at Speke Hotel in Kampala that they issued several warnings to party members against following Akena in vain.
 
 
Bbosa says the decision extends to all party members who were unlawfully nominated as party flag bearers by the Akena administration for the coming polls.
 
 
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Dr. Olara Otunnu, the UPC party president says they will reinstate all party organs following the court ruling that nullified Akena's presidency, to forge a way forward on how to manage Akena and his supporters. 
 
 
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On Thursday, Justice Yasin Nyanzi declared the presidency of Akena illegal, saying he was not elected legally. Sam Rwakojo, the Electoral Commission Secretary told URN that they have not yet got the ruling.
 
 
He however, said Electoral Commission department will advise them on how to deal with UPC flag bearers nominated by Akena.

 
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Isha Otto, the UPC National Mobilisation Secretary, says the National Executive Committee (NEC) will convene to decide on the convening the National Council, which is the top most organ of the party for the election of the UPC party president among others.

 

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Annet Lekuru
Annet Lekuru is the Uganda Radio Network bureau chief for Arua. She is new in this post, assigned August 2016. However, she is no stranger to URN subcribers and readers.

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