Audio: Dissolve UPC, says former chairman


Yona Kanyomozi

A former legislator in the East African Legislative Assembly [EALA], Yona Kanyomozi, says there is need to restructure political parties in Uganda with a view of dissolving Independence political parties which he claims have become irrelevant.

Kanyomozi who is also a former Uganda People’s Congress National Chairperson says the current political organizations are crafted and formed to address the current political challenges using a clear and defined ideology.

He states that Independence political parties like UPC, Democratic Party and Conservative party have lost political direction.

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“They [parties] were primarily formed to fight for independence but have failed to reinvent and realign themselves to the current political problems,” Kanyomozi said while speaking in Kanungu recently.

As the result, Kanyomozi claims, Independence political parties can no longer field presidential candidates.

He also states that DP and UPC which entered into the 2016 elections in an alliance will emerge out of the elections bruised and impossible to reconcile.

A section of UPC led by Party President Jimmy Akena is now backing President Yoweri Museveni while the faction led former party President Olara Otunnu is backing Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward.

DP, on the other hand, is also backing Mbabazi.

Kanyomozi indicates that after 2016 elections, UPC and DP may be ungovernable.


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