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30 FDC, NUP party members defect to UPC in Oyam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change – FDC, National Unity Platform (NUP) and Democratic Party-DP in Oyam district have defected to Uganda People’s Congress – UPC party. The defectors crossed on Saturday to UPC from Juma Parish in Myene sub-county. They were wooed …

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Inside Ali Kirunda Kivejinja’s life

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Kirunda Kivejinja was born in an aristocratic family that traced its origin from the ancient kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara. He was born at the height of British colonial occupation of Uganda. He undertook Islamic instruction before formal education that took him to India, a newly independent nation. …

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UPC tasks EC on campaign violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party has tasked the Electoral Commission to come out openly and explain the violence in campaigns that involves shooting at the public that has claimed several lives. Moses Higenyi, a member of the UPC National Council says the commission has the mandate …

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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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