Akena Denies Receiving UGX1Bn From Museveni Top story

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Uganda Peoples Congress party faction leader, Jimmy Akena denies reports that he has been offered one billion shillings by president Yoweri Museveni to form an alliance.

Uganda People's Congress party faction leader, Jimmy Akena denies receiving one billion shillings from the ruling National Resistance Movement party to support President Yoweri Museveni.
 
Addressing the press Monday morning at the party headquarters in Kampala, Akena admits that he is working with the NRM on strategic matters especially health, agriculture and education.  
 
Akena however says he is struggling to raise money to support UPC candidates in the forthcoming general elections, describing the allegation of getting money from Museveni as blackmail.
 
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Akena made headlines over weekend over his working relations with Museveni. He says the collaboration is still in its preliminary stages, and the National Council of the party will have to discuss and decide on the proposals.
 
Contrary to Akena's claims, the spokesperson of the same faction, Michael Orach Osinde tells URN there is a proposal tabled by NRM for collaboration, with a one billion shillings figure attached to it. 
 
The spokesperson of the Olara Otunnu leadership, Lucima Okello Monday afternoon said Akena was working with president Museveni to kill the UPC.
 
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Lucima admits that the Otunnu leadership should be blamed for changing the electoral cycle of the party to allow for the inclusion of Akena in the internal party district conferences that took place in June this year. 
 
He says all the problems that the party is facing now could have been avoided, if they had not relaxed the rules for him.
 
President Museveni confirmed over the weekend that he is talking to Akena with a view to forming an alliance ahead of 2016 general elections.