The Uganda People’s Congress party president, Mr. Jimmy Akena has insisted he is occupying the position legally despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The Supreme Court ruling on Friday last week annulled the election of Jimmy Akena, saying he has been illegally occupying the position of UPC party President since 2015.
The Court’s ruling followed a 2015 ruling by the High Court that Mr. Akena is not the legitimate UPC president and consequently, threw him out of office.
However, unsatisfied with the decision, UPC together with the party’s electoral commission appealed against the decision before the Court of Appeal.
Speaking to the media at the party’s headquarters, in Kampala, Akena said after the appeal court stayed his leadership, he organized another delegates’ conference where he was re-elected as the party president.
He highlighted that court only refrained the party from withdrawing money from party accounts until the proper elections are held. END