Uganda People’s Congress has disowned its member behind the formation of pressure groups against the party leadership.
Uganda People’s Congress has disowned pressure groups that are oppossed to tha party leadership. Joseph Bbosa, UPC vice president says that the people behind the pressure groups defected from the party in the run up of the 2011 elections.
He cites Badru Wegulo, Henry Mayega and Chris Rwakasisi former UPC leaders who switched to the NRM. Bbosa says that the group lured several UPC youths to campaign for Museveni in some regions and urged members to vote UPC candidate except the party president Olara Otunu.
He says that since the end of the election the defectors have formed groups such as
Otunnu must go pressure, UPC pressure group and the Buganda pressure group.
Bbosa lashed at the pressure groups for not using the established party structures, organs and institutions to express their grievances adding that they will face the disciplinary committee.
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speaking exclusively to URN Bbosa also cites the government hand in destabilizing the party and through internal wrangles. He alleges that the state has on several occasions facilitated some party members’ with money.
However, Lira Municipality MP Jimmy Akena who also attended the press conference on hearing the leadership was going to clarify about the pressure groups denied the accusations.
He maintains that the UPC defectors do not have a hand in the ongoing party wrangles adding that he fully supports the pressure group. Akena demands that the party leadership should let them know which article of the constitution has been breached and what they intend to do about it.
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Akena cautions the party leadership against using the NRM as a scapegoat whenever there is an ongoing party wrangle.
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