kanyamukiza, the Kigezi Region Uganda People’s Congress (UPC party Vice
Chairman has resigned and quit the party citing unending party wrangles.
In his August 2, 2021
letter addressed to Jimmy Akena, the UPC President, Tindimwebwa says that he
could not withstand the endless disunity and infighting within the party.
Tindimwebwa told URN in an interview in Kabale Town on
Tuesday that he tendered his resignation letter to the party leadership after his
efforts to push for dialogue to reconcile the party supporters led by
Akena and another faction led by Peter Walubili failed to yield results.
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Tindimwebwa says that he is tired of carrying
official stamps and vital documents in his bag because of the party
failure to rent an office in any of the districts of Kigezi region. The UPC
office in Kabale town was closed in April 2016 due to nonpayment of rent.
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Wilkins Arineitwe, the UPC Chairman for Greater
Kabale laughed off Tindimwewa’s resignation, saying that as a UPC leader
he is unknown to him.
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The UPC President, Jimmy Akena could neither pick
nor return calls from our reporter to his known mobile number. Tindimwebwa
started working as the Kigezi region UPC vice-chairperson in August 2020.
for the Kabale Mayoral seat in the 2021 general elections and lost to Emmanuel
Sentaro Byamugisha, who ran as independent.
This is the second top opposition leader in Kigezi to quit
his party in than a month. On July 25th, 2021, Medard Ensinikweri, the
Rukiga District FDC party chairperson crossed to the ruling National
Resistance Movement (NRM) party.