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UPC national chairman, Lawrence Okae dead

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lawrence Okae, the Uganda People’s Congress- UPC party national chairperson has died. Okae breathed his last at Naguru Hospital around 10:00 am this morning, according to his family.    Okae’s wife Florence Akello Okae was traveling to Kampala this morning to attend to her husband …

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UPC calls for national dialogue to address campaign violence

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has called for a national dialogue of all political parties participating in the electoral process. According to UPC, the violence witnessed so far in the campaigns needs immediate intervention from all the key political players and religious leaders. Michael Osinde the …

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We shall pardon Akena – UPC vice president

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress party vice president Kaleb Titia Kamure has said the party is ready to forgive and reconcile with Jimmy Akena whose presidency was nullified the Court of Appeal. Justices Christopher Madrama Izama, Elizabeth Musoke and Irene Mulyagonja in a unanimous decision …

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UPC Wrangles: Walubiri insist Akena must vacate office

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Peter Walubiri, the president of a faction of Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party has described the actions of his rival Jimmy Akena as kicks of a dying horse. According to Walubiri, Akena should wake up from his dream and vacate the UPC offices at Uganda House, …

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Akena vows to continue as UPC party president despite court of appeal ruling

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Jimmy Akena, the President of the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party has vowed to continue serving as party president despite court nullifying his presidency.  On Monday, justices Elizabeth Musoke, Christopher Madrama and Irene Mulyagonja ruled that Akena had illegally been elected into office during the 2015 …

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UPC’s Dickson Opul seeks party flag to contest for presidency

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A medical doctor, Dickson Opul has declared intentions to contest for 2021 Presidential elections as a UPC candidate, ending speculation that the party that has twice ruled Uganda may not field a presidential candidate in the 20201 polls. Uganda People’s Congress has been fielding candidates …

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Akena’s UPC faction opts out of presidential elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party faction under Lira Municipality Member of Parliament, Jimmy Akena has opted out of the 2021 presidential race. The party spokesperson Sharon Arach Oyat announced the decision at their weekly press briefing at Uganda House on Wednesday morning. She explained …

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UPC endorses Akena for party presidency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has endorsed Jimmy Akena’s as the party’s presidential flag bearer in the 2021 general elections. He was endorsed by more than 470 delegates from the regions of Ankole, Northern Uganda, West Nile, Kigezi, Teso and Sebei. Before his endorsement, Akena …

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Court suspends UPC delegate’s conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has halted the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC delegates conference scheduled for August 1, 2020 pending the disposal of an appeal challenging Jimmy Akena’s leadership as party president. The three member panel of Court of Appeal justices issued the orders after lawyers …

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UPC aspirant contests Akena’s election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tom Omino, an aspirant for the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party presidential candidate’s ticket is contesting the election of his rival, Jimmy Akena. It comes a few days after Akena was declared unopposed after his rivals including Tom Omino, Beatrice Amaro and Denis Enap failed …

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