KASANGATI – Jimmy Akena the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) presidential flag bearer has called for the rule of democracy ahead of 2021 general elections.
This happened on Saturday, August 2020, during a Delegates Conference at Kasangati Resort Center Hotel in Kasangati, Kampala.
Akena who was swearing-in as the party president for the next five years at the conference advocated for the rule of democracy.
“We shouldn’t undermine the democratic process in the party because we have not won. I will never allow anyone to fight the will of the people. Stop undermining the will of the people,” Akena said.
“When you’re seeking leadership, the leadership must come from the people. However, it is unfortunate that some members undermine the rule of democracy,” Akena added to say.
More so, the party president also called for a political dialogue on the economy “since UPC is part and partial of the country’s fabric.”
“It is important that we have a political dialogue on the economy since as UPC, we are part and partial of this country’s fabric. We must wave the UPC flag in all parts of the country, since we are in politics to make a difference,” Akena noted.
Hajji Kazimbiraibe Mahmoud, the UPC Chairman Electoral Commission who was also in attendance at the commissioning of the elected party president, thanked Akena for leading the party for the last five years and congratulated him upon his commissioning as the elected party president for the next five years.
“A decision was made that Jimmy Akena should continue as party president for the next five years to keep the party flag flying high,” Hajji Kazimbiraibe said.
After the swearing-in of Jimmy Alena as party president, he went on to appoint a new cabinet to assist him in the office during the next five years, as he appreciated his team for enabling him to get this far.
“I wish to thank my team that I have been working with and am honored to serve UPC as party president for the next five years,” concluded Akena.