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MPs query unequal distribution of funds to political parties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to explain the modalities used to distribute the 15 billion Shillings given to political parties with representation in Parliament. The Electoral Commission received 15 billion Shillings last week to cover facilitation for quarter one and  quarter two activities by 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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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 okays Betty Amongi to contest for MP seat on party ticket

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress-UPC, has said that the Minister for Kampala Affairs Betty Amongi is free to contest for Member of Parliament for Oyam South on the party ticket.  Addressing a press conference at the party’s Headquarters in Kampala on Wednesday, the UPC party …

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The end of opposition

Bobi Wine gains as Besigye, Mao, Akena kill their parties Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The 2021 general elections have come at the best time for the leaders of Uganda’s three main political parties; the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the Democratic Party (DP), and the Uganda Peoples Congress …

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UPC already preparing for virtual campaigns – Akena

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party President Jimmy Akena says that they are ready to participate in the 2021 general election despite several challenges posed by the revised roadmap recently issued by the Electoral Commission (EC). UPC becomes the first Opposition political party to …

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