UPC Members Petition EC’s Kiggundu: “We Don’t Know Akena”

A committee of Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) concerned members and delegates have issued a declaration which among others denounces Hon. Jimmy Michael Akena as the party president and orders him to back-off party funds.

The group led by Gold Ruyondo a party NEC member from Rwenzori region said they would not recognize Akena as the legitimate party president and advised him to abide by the party constitution and immediately withdraw his team from the headquarters to allow the party leadership to organize a Delegates Conference.

The members also sent out a message to the chairman of the electoral commission Eng Badru Kiguddu informing him that Mr Akena was not the party’s elected President.

“We would like to inform both the National Electoral Commission and the management of Orient Bank [the party’s account holder] not to honor or transact any business with Akena and his team, cialis 40mg visit this ” observed Ruyondo while addressing the media at Speke Hotel in Kampala.

“Akena’s team is an illegal entity and strangers to the party constitution who are just masquerading as party leaders since there was no internal party elections held on May 30, cialis 40mg and no new party president has been elected by the Delegates Conference in accordance to article 13.2 (5) of the party constitution, ” Ruyondo emphasized.

The group maintains that the outcome of the consultative meeting called by Akena on July 1 which later turned into a delegates conference was null and void since he had no mandate to convene the said conference where he was subsequently sworn-in as a new president.

The members urged Dr. Olara Otunu to expedite the convening of a legitimate delegates conference to elect the UPC president in accordance with article 13.2 (4) and (5) to be held by August 2015.

The group also accused police for protecting Akena’s leadership by sending its men to occupy the party headquarters at Uganda House.


“We call upon the IGP, Kale Kayihura to withdraw his forces from Uganda House to allow the party organs resolve their leadership wrangles,” said, Benon Muhanguzi Ankole Sub-region delegate.

So far a total of four districts which include Busia and Moroto have vowed not to work with Akena not until credible elections are held within the party.



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