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UPC plans to punish Otunnu

The James Akena faction of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) leaders will on Monday meet to decide the fate of  former President Olara Otuunu. Otunnu leads another faction of the UPC.

UPC spokesperson Michael Osinde told a press at UPC headquarters Wednesday that they will agree on how to implement Article 3.6(2) of the party’s constitution which states that when one acts as an agent to opposition during an election, he will be subjected to disciplinary proceedings or lose membership due to abusing the party’s constitution.

“Effective Monday the party will convene a meeting on when to take legal action and discuss on how to put a halt to Otunnu intentions of dividing and handing powers over to Joseph Bbosa as the new president of UPC.”

Osinde advised Otunnu’s faction to avoid creating parallel membership of delegates that plan to hold a national delegates conference in preparation for a handover.

According to Osinde, Otuunu lost membership from the party after he decided to join TDA and also act as Head of Campaigns for the Go Forward group without the party’s consent.

Last week Otuunu said he had handed over power to his former vice president Joseph Bbosa after his term of office had expired October 2015.

Osinde said that despite all preparations for the meet for the handover ceremony, there hasn’t been any notice sent to UPC delegates nor a delegate’s conference held within 14 days prior as required by the party’s constitution. He also claimed that the Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) was misled to finance independent candidates during the recent national elections.

 

 

 

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