Jimmy Akena has been re-elected the UPC party presidential flag bearer ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Akena was seconded by more than 300 party delegates from the 104 districts and five
Before his endorsement, Akena handed over instruments of power to
the Party Chief Whip Santa Olumu, who chaired the proceeding of the delegates’
conference as stipulated by the party’s constitution.
Addressing delegates shortly
after his endorsement Akena said, he was privileged to serve as the party's
president for five years.
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He says that though his tenure has undergone challenging times, he
believes it was worth it.
Akena also said that he will not allow anyone to suppress the will
entrusted in him by the party members.
Akena assured all party flag bearers of his support in the
forthcoming 2021 general elections.
"I will do everything in my power to support any UPC flag
bearer, it does not matter who lost and who worn, am with the flag bearer,"
Last month, Tom Omino, an aspirant for the UPC party presidential
candidate contested the election of Akena. This is after Akena was declared
unopposed after Omino, Beatrice Amaro and Denis Enap failed to return their
All presidential aspirants were expected to return their nomination forms on
July 3rd, 2020 but only Akena beat the deadline.
According to Omino, the process leading to Akena’s election was illegal, staged
managed and contravenes the party constitution.