I want my father’s Chair not Museveni’s- Akena

By Ritah Kemigisa

The Opposition Uganda People’s Congress Party President Jimmy Akena has dismissed with contempt allegations that he has handed over the party to the ruling NRM.

Yesterday a faction of the party members led by Higenyi Kemba demanded for Akena’s ouster on grounds that he has been holding secret meetings with President Yoweri Museveni to finalize his creepy plan to hand over the party to NRM.

Addressing the media today, Jimmy Akena said he wants follow in his father Milton Obote’s footsteps and not and not those of president Museveni.

Akena adds that he stands and believes in the principles of UPC and that he cannot sell the party.

On the allegations that he has been meeting President Museveni secretly, Akena said he would be glad to meet the president in a dialogue to discuss matters of a peaceful transition, explain that  other meetings he has held with Museveni were related to parliamentary duties.