Breaking

Gulu Interim UPC Chairperson Vows to Revamp Party

Okoya, a former journalist was appointed interim UPC Chairperson last month following the death of Benjamin Oola Ameda who succumbed to stroke in August.
Alex Odongo Okoya, the interim Gulu district Chairman Uganda People’s Congress party - Photo by Dominic Ochola.

Audio 4

Alex Odongo Okoya, the interim chairperson of the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC Gulu District has vowed to revamp the party in Gulu.  

Okoya, a former journalist was appointed interim UPC Chairperson last month following the death of Benjamin Oola Ameda who succumbed to stroke in August.

Late Ameda was the party’s Chairperson from 2005 to 2019.    However, during his tenure, UPC struggled to regain its olden days’ political glory which Okoya has vowed to rejuvenate ahead of 2021 general elections. 

//Cue in: “I am going to...

Cue out…. of Jesus Christ.”    

Okoya also pledged to mobilize and recruit new party members to enable UPC win elective offices.

//Cue in: “I am not going...... 

Cue out…. regain our lost glory.”   

Okoya is currently the Chairperson LC II of Tegwana Parish in Pece Division, Gulu municipality.

He is expected to guide the UPC until May 2020 while the party organizes the National Council and Delegates’ Conferences in November and May 2019; 2020 respectively - proceeding the Presidential and Parliamentary nominations slated for August 2020.   

Meanwhile, the party has invited Kenya politician, Prof. Peter Anyang' Nyong'o as guest speaker at the 7th Apollo Milton Obote Memorial Lecture in Kampala slated for Thursday.

Prof. Nyong’o is the incumbent Governor of Kisumu County and former Secretary-General of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.