Akena Defies Court Ruling on Quitting UPC Presidency

A tough 2016 season awaits the Rugby Cranes as they swing back to the Africa tier 1A if the fixtures released by the continental governing body, sildenafil the Confederation of African Rugby is anything to go by.

Uganda had stayed in the lower tier 1B for a year in 2014 before regaining promotion in July 2014 following a golden show in Kampala early in July with Tunisia travelling the opposite lane. Uganda made the fourth team in the tier alongside Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

2016 Tier 1A fixtures.
The rugby Cranes have only one home fixture against Namibia on Saturday, July 2nd before travelling to Zimbabwe and Kenya on 23rdand 30th July respectively.

“The hosting venues were not randomly picked but decided after a thorough hosting bidding process. Rugby Africa received many applications to host the 2016 competitions and reviewed each of them before selecting the most appropriate locations,” CAR clarified.

The team with highest points will be declared winner abd thus African champion. The bottom team will be relegated to group B in 2017.

Full fixtures.
Saturday, July 2st : *Uganda vs. Namibia

Saturday, July 9th : Zimbabwe vs. Kenya

Saturday, July 16th : Namibia vs. Kenya

*Saturday, July 23rd : Zimbabwe vs. Uganda

*Saturday, July 30th : Kenya vs. Uganda

Saturday, August 6th : Namibia vs. Zimbabwe
Lira Municipality Member of Parliament, treatment Jimmy Michael Akena has vowed to remain at the helm of the opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) party despite a court ruling that maintained his rival Dr. Olara Otunnu as the official party president.

Akena told journalists at the party headquarters at Uganda House that he is not ready to see the party die at the hands of selfish individuals since he has the members’ mandate that voted for him during the district conference elections.

“Much as we respect the decisions of court, we are not satisfied with the ruling and we have commenced the appeal process. We have filed a notice of appeal and matters will proceed in the Constitutional Court, ” said Akena.

“I was nominated 10 days to the elections but I managed to traverse the whole country for campaigns; during the campaigns, Otunnu used party funds to campaign for Bossa”

Akena noted that luckily the party members voted him in office, only for Otuunu to annul the results by refusing the electoral commission to announce the results which marked the genesis of the fight within the party.

“The other aspect of the case that should be looked at is that the case was Joseph Bossa and others against Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC), and the one who was defending UPC was none other than me.”

“So I will continue to defend UPC and the rights of all party members; I will not at any one time shy away from my responsibility of defending the UPC members and their expressed will.”

Akena was dismayed that the same people that took UPC to court were as well seeking to fail the party by plotting to throw out all candidates on the party ticket.

“Who will then carry the party flag? Joseph Bossa isn’t standing in any elections, Olara Otunnu the same and when he tried to participate in elections, he never voted for himself.”

“Those of us, who are determined to ensure that UPC rises, are ready to campaign for all flag bearers who are standing in this election. If you are not ready to go to the field and lift the UPC flag then better keep quiet.”

“We are here on the best wishes of the people, we have the mandate and support of our members and we shall continue to exercise that mandate to the best of our ability.”



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