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Beti Kamya steps down as own party turns guns on leader

Former President of the Uganda Federal Alliance, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya-Turomwehas stepped down following mounting pressure from the party leadership. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Former Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) Party president, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya-Turomwe has stepped down as the president of a party she founded after she failed to convince the party’s delegates that she can lead it further.

The development followed a UFA National Executive Committee meeting which sat Thursday, June 20, to decide on her fate.

Members of the party pointed fingers at Kamya citing negligence of her presidential duties and making the public utter different from what the party believes in acting in contemplating its organ.

The acting general secretary general of Uganda, Kennedy Oluma noted that the party has been in rest, for a long time, their party leader was appointed to a ministerial position in government.

However, Beti Kamya’s presence was filled with silence throughout the meeting.

She rather rejected all the allegations that were stating that the party decided to work with NRM against its interest.

“When I was talking to the president, he knew that I have a party which I lead in the capacity of president and at the beginning, I didn’t ask the president to meet NY party members so they move together,” she said.

Although she tried to defend her self, it wasn’t enough for the party delegates to get convinced.

And so the only option was for Kamya ‘s acceptance to step down as a party president leaving her vice Boniface Oniba Ekanya in charge of the party.

However, she pledges full support for the party

Compiled by Kisakye Mary 

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