W. Nile UPC Chairman Goes Independent Over Wrangles

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Uganda Peoples Congress party chairman for West Nile says he is contesting for LC 5, Arua district as an independent.

The Uganda People's Congress (UPC) chairman for West Nile has abandoned the party to contest as an independent.

Titia Kamure says he will run for Arua district LC 5 seat, but as an independent.

His decision follows the leadership wrangles at the national leadership, that he says he does not want to be party to.

Kamure told URN that the top leadership of the party is not respecting the law. 


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Stanley Yiacia, the UPC flag bearer for Maracha district LC 5 is disappointed by the decision taken by Kamure. 


"I told Kamure to revisit his decision, because the wrangles at the top leadership should not be a basis to leave the party," said Yiacia.

Kamure was part of the reconciliation committee for the party, which was formed in March this year. At that time, there had developed a row between UPC president Dr. Olara Otunnu and the former national chairman, Edward Rurangaranga.