UPC Politics: EC gives Walubiri green light to hold delegates conference


EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byamukama. Courtesy/File photo.

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On Wednesday, Walubiri, flanked by Isaah Otto Amiza, the party’s secretary general and their lawyer, met EC officials at the Jinja road based electoral body headquarters, where several issues were discussed.

Kampala—16, September 2020: After the Court of Appeal’s ruling, quashing the current status quo under Jimmy Akena leadership as party president, the electoral commission will soon announce the right political party leadership it will deal with forthwith and moving forward.

On 7 September 2020, the Court of Appeal’s three Justices, in their judgement, averred that James Michael Akena was unlawfully elected as UPC party president. The Justices, led by Justice Irene Mulyagonja, ordered for fresh election of UPC party president.

Soon, Mr Peter Walubiri Mukidi, who succeeded Joseph Bossa as the party president of the other group, after the latter’s sudden demise last year, informed the electoral commission chairperson of the Court’s decision.

In his letter to the EC Chair, Walubiri informed the commission chief that UPC will hold its delegates’ conference following Court order, and that it should cease political business with Akena and his group.

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On Wednesday, Walubiri, flanked by Isaah Otto Amiza, the party’s secretary general and their lawyer, met EC officials at the Jinja road based electoral body headquarters, where several issues were discussed.

“We had a fruitful meeting with the electoral commission today at 2pm and the meeting was very successful. We laid down bare, categorically our position, procedures and process in Court and the electoral commission was very happy and convinced with our stand because for long we have been quit and decided to say let’s follow the Law. We have been writing to them and they never called us, so now today they called us; they actually called us to meet them today (Wednesday).” Hon. Isaah Otto Amiza told TND News on Wednesday evening.

According to Mr Otto, they were three from the party; “my President Peter Walubiri, myself as secretary general, our lawyer Samuel Sserwanga,” he added.

“After all our discussions and presentations, they also presented to us issues by Akena to them (after the Court of Appeal ruling). We trashed all those, how the party has been run and now where we are. But in the same meeting, we had gone with a copy of our road map (revised one) indicating electing new president and election exercise and also we gave them a letter, showing the Chairman the people we have designated to sign the nomination papers for our candidates. So, we also left it with them and they (EC) said, okay, just go ahead with what you have been doing but we shall communicate to you,” Mr Otto added, revealing a green light given to them.

He says they will go ahead with their party activities ahead of 2021 general elections.

According to a revised roadmap seen by this publication, UPC will hold its national council meeting on 29 September 2020 and a delegates’ conference on 3, October 2020.

Nomination of candidates for parliamentary elections will take place on 2nd and 3rd November 2020, among other schedules.


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