KAMPALA – The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Chairman Electoral Commission, Hajji Kazimbiraine Mahmoud has called upon the cooperation and coordination of party members amidst the ongoing picking of forms and nomination of candidates for the rest of the elective positions.
During a press conference held in Kampala on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Kazimbiraine thanked all party leaders and members for their cooperation and coordination and further called upon them to continue with the spirit.
“Picking of forms and nomination of candidates for the rest of the elective positions is still ongoing as per the Party Electoral Roadmap. I want to thank all Party Leaders and members for their cooperation and coordination that is witnessing the smooth running of this ongoing exercise and I call upon them to continue with that spirit to its logical conclusion,” he said.
This was after the Lira Municipality MP Jimmy Akena was declared unopposed as the UPC presidential flag bearer by the UPC electoral commission chairman after other people who picked nomination forms failed to return them.
“Picking and returning of Party Presidential nomination forms started on Monday 29th June and ended on Friday 3rd July 2020. Only Four (4) Party members showed interest and picked nomination forms as follows: Ms. Beatrice Amaro, Mr. Omino Tom, Mr. Denis Enap Adim and Hon. Jimmy Akena,” Kazimbiraine added.
He also added to say, “out of the above mentioned 4 applicants, it is only one applicant, Hon. Jimmy Akena who returned the nomination form by close of business of the first exercise on 3rd July 2020. and he is now a sole candidate for the position of the Party President.”
With all this, Kazimbiraine thanked all the members who picked nomination forms for their interest in the party.
“I want to thank all those members who picked nomination forms for their interest in the Party and offering themselves to lead it. I want to appeal to them to continue working for the good of the Party and work as a team,” he added.