“Stop Flying Our Flag,” UPC Warns TDA

Ahead of the planned Cranes Namutima Kitara region tour scheduled for this weekend, order Coach Milutin Sredojevic has included SC Villa defender Isaac Muleme in the 25-man squad. Muleme replaces Jinja Municipal Hippos youngster Aggrey Madoi.

The Uganda Cranes regional tour that was previously solely financed by beer manufacturers Nile Breweries under the Nile special brand has now got more strength after Airtel agreed to join in.

“As Airtel Uganda we are excited to  come on board for the Cranes regional tours campaign, we welcomed the idea because it’s part of our initiative to identifying talents from different regions as we have done it earlier with the FUFA Airtel Rising Stars campaign, ” the airtel Uganda brand,Assets and Properties Manager, Noela Byuma said.

The Cranes will play a Kitara regional select team on Saturday 19th September at Boma grounds in Masindi.

The full squad of 25 players summoned:

Goal Keepers:Mathias Kigonya (Bright Stars FC), Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), James Alitho (Vipers SC)

Defenders: Denis Okot (KCCA FC), Julius  Ntambi (URA FC), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA FC), Isaac  Muleme, Martin Mpuga (KCCA FC), Richard Jjuuko  Kasagga (URA FC), Wasswa Hassan Dazo (KCCA FC), Shaqik Bakaki (Vipers SC)

Midfielders: Kizito Keziron (Vipers SC), Ivan  Ntege (KCCA FC), Deus Bukenya (Vipers Sc), Hakim Senkumba (KCCA FC), Farouk Miya (Vipers SC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Feni Moses  Ali (URA FC), Martin Kizza (SC Villa Jogoo).

Strikers: Milton Kalisa (BUL C), Ceaser Okhuti  (Express FC), Fahad Muhammad Hassan (Sc Villa Jogoo), Villa Oromchan (URA FC), John Ssemazi (Vipers SC), Frank Kalanda (URA FC)
Opposition Uganda People’ Congress (UPC) under the leadership of Lira Municipality Member of Parliament, sick Jimmy Michael Akena have warned The Democratic Alliance (TDA) against interfering with the internal party politics who have continued to esteem Dr Olara Otunnu as the party president.

“Whereas the UPC July 1, link 2015 Delegates Conference upheld a clear mandate of the May 30, 2015 district Conference votes and approved Jimmy Akena as the new party president, the opposition coalition secretariat has continued to work and collaborate with the party old leadership making themselves a determinant of who leads the party,” angrily noted the party spokesperson, Michael Orach Osinde while addressing a weekly press conference at Uganda House.

“And whereas UPC held its undisputed National Council meeting from August 13 to 15, 2015 where members voted against joining TDA, we are apparently not only concerned in the manner TDA is interfering with UPC internal affairs but rather wondering the interest of TDA in flying the UPC flag at TDA offices without our consent given the fact that Olara Otunnu does not represent UPC and he is not the party president,” Osinde wondered.

“We warn TDA that in case they don’t lower down the UPC flag at their secretariat within three days, we shall take them on using all possible ways,” Osinde warned.

Osinde emphasized that to this effect, a letter was delivered to TDA leadership explaining their grievances and warning them against interfering with party politics.

However, TDA maintains that they have not received any notification of UPC’s change of leadership or their decision to withdraw from TDA.

To this, the UPC mouthpiece reminded the TDA that the National Council decision was to disassociate from any activity of TDA.

“The question that should be answered first is when did UPC join TDA? Was it after June 11 when Otunnu declined to sign the protocol claiming that he was waiting for the decision of National Council? Otunnu did sign the protocol without a clear mandate from the party since by that time he was not the party president.”

“Writing to TDA for withdraw can’t be effective since in the first place, we have never been members. We therefore demand that with immediate effect, our flag must stop flying at TDA secretariat.”

Osinde advised TDA to review its procedure of admitting pressure groups to accommodate Olara Otunnu and his cabinet members in TDA to promote peaceful co-existence if in any way they can’t accommodate him as an eminent person.



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