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COURT: Akena is still UPC party president

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Museveni greets UPC’s Akena earlier this year when his wife Betty Amongi was sworn in as Minister. FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeal on Friday issued an interim order staying the implementation of High Court orders that had revoked the election process that made James Akena president of the Uganda People’s Congress party (UPC).

Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma heard Akena’s application and restrained his rivals that include  Joseph Bbosa, Prof. E Kakonge and Otto Imizza from  interfering  with Akena’s  leadership and running  of the party ‘s bank accounts both at Orient and Barclays Banks, until the main appeal is determined. (read full ruling bottom)

In August 2016, High court Judge Yasin Nyanzi questioned the election of James Akena as UPC president and ordered for the party’s electoral body to organize fresh elections.

Justice Kavuma’s ruling was read by the Asst. Registrar Didas  Muhumuza,  confirming  Akena as the president of the  Uganda People’s Congress party until further directives  from court.

 

UPC Court of Appeal Ruling December 2016 by The Independent Magazine on Scribd

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