A pressure group composed mainly of UPC supporters from Makerere University is piling pressure on the party leadership to start countrywide mobilization efforts to transcend its current position.
Tom Omino, acting interim chairperson of the UPC pressure group says that they seek to address what they call a membership crisis. He elaborates that the party has only got unanimous representation from Lango sub region alone with weak support in other parts of the country.
He blames the strategy that the party adopted towards the elections after the UPC delegate’s conference saying it was not right. There was need to go to the grass roots, have proper structures and representations from the parish to national level and used to mobilize for the party President and party at large.
Their short term objective is to ensure the party emerges strong before the 2016 general elections.
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Speaking to URN, Joseph Bbosa, UPC vice president says that they are working to change the situation. Despite the fact that UPC has 10 members of parliament Bossa claims that some of their candidates were robbed of their victory.
Bbosa reveals that this week UPC will be holding grass root elections in Western Uganda to elect representatives after which they will spread out to the Buganda region. In March this year, the Otunnu must go pressure group petitioned Olara Otunnu to among others things set up a party structure and elect top executives.
In response Otunnu in April Olara appointed Joseph Bossa, the former UPC secretary general to the new created post of vice president. In his place he appointed John Odit, Erute South Member of parliament as UPC secretary general. He also appointed David Pulkol, the former Director of Internal Security organization as policy and national mobilization secretary and Francis Kiyonga; the outgoing Pokot County MP came on board as UPC chief of Staff.
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