By Goodluck Musinguzi
Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) delegates conference is slated for 1st August, 2020 at Kasangati Resort Center Hotel in the outskirts of Kampala City. Hundreds of delegates will confirm their party President Jimmy Akena as Presidential Flag bearer in the forthcoming General elections.
Macheal Osinde, UPC Spokesman said the process to nominate Hon Jimmy Akena started in the districts successfully and he will be confirmed by the delegates conference.
“All is set for tomorrow (1st August 2020) delegates have arrived at Kasangati Resort Center Hotel to fulfill their constitutional mandate. In Accordance with Article 13.3(2) of the Constitution of the Party, Hon Jimmy Akena invited the members”.
Hon Jimmy Akena has already committed his party to participate in the 2021 General elections despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 which require for digital campaigns.
Four people picked nomination papers but its only Hon Jimmy Akena who returned the forms and paid shs 20 million.
Jimmy Akena will join other Party Presidential Candidates to tussle for the highest office in Uganda come early 2021.
Uganda Police and Electoral Commission have approved the delegates conference as longer as they follow standard operating procedures given out by the Minister of Health after the coronavirus pandemic spread across the Globe.
Hon Fred Ebil, UPC Secretary General has made sure everything is set for the delegates conference. He has coordinated all committees to make sure the function is a success.