David Pulkol, former UPC mobilization and policy chairman has described his sacking from the party as unfortunate.
David Pulkol, former UPC mobilization and policy chairman has described his sacking from the party as unfortunate. Pulkol is among the three top UPC officials who were sacked recently by their party president Olara Otunu.
Speaking to URN this morning, Pulkol said his sacking came at a time when the party is implementing critical activities in its strategic plan. He insists that he was relieved of his duties unconstitutionally saying that he shall resist the move.
He says Otunnu has become such an embarrassment to the party equating his leadership to a mother who has given birth to a dead fetus but cannot let it go.
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He adds that Otunnu came with a lot of expectation to grow the party but he delivered nothing. Pulkol says in Obote’s regime during elections, all candidates were financed, given land rovers among other incentives which did not happen with Otunnu.
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Pulkol has vowed to continue with party work in the areas of Ankole and Kigezi. He is convinced all sacked officials including national chairman retired Maj. Edward Rurangaranga and secretary general John Odit are on the right side of the law. Pulkol says only the party organs will resolve the current party crisis.
Pulkol is also coordinating regional meetings starting with Bukedi, Bugisu, Sebei, Karamoja, Teso, Lango, Acholi and west Nile. The meetings involve district and constituency chairpersons, members of the central executive committee, national council. Joseph Bbosa, UPC Vice president denies claims that Otunnu has done nothing for the party. He explains Otunnu tried his best and gave candidates 800,000 shillings. The money was meant to print posters, registers, cover nomination fee and pay polling agents.
Pulkol, Rurangaranga and Odit maintain that Otunnu’s action to fire them was unconstitutional and it breached the provisions of Article 26 of the new constitution.
It states that when the constitution comes into force, all persons holding offices under the previous constitution shall continue to hold office until new elections are held.
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