Division in the Uganda People’s Congress party is not about to end. The party which has ever been in power twice finds that some of its Members of Parliament are calling for the current party president Jimmy Akena to vacate the party offices.
The UPC MPs are divided over their two rivals: the ousted UPC president Olara Otunu and current President Jimmy Akena. UPC Parliamentary caucus chairman who is also Otuke county MP Rev. Father Dr. Jacinto Ogwal says since he sides with the ousted President Olara Otunu the other MPs who support Jimmy Akena cannot even support the common cause of The Democratic Alliance (TDA), which is a coalition planning to present one candidate for the opposition to stand against the incumbent, in a bid to not divide the opposition vote.
Jacinto Ogwal asked Jimmy Akena to leave the party because he is illegally in it and told him to apologize to party members over the chaos he caused at the party when his supporters destroyed the party properties. He said that the party is being destroyed because some UPC Members of Parliament are relatives to Jimmy Akena.
Ogwal further stressed that UPC Members of Parliament who belong to ousted party president Olara Otunu support TDA for opposition to have one candidate in the next presidential general election though Jimmy Akena said that he will stand for president in 2021.