James Akena still UPC president

The Court of Appeal has this afternoon issued an interim order staying the implementation of High court orders that had revoked the election of James Akena as president of the Uganda People’s Congress party (UPC).

This after Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma heard Akena’s application in which he restrained his rivals including Joseph Bbosa, Prof. E Kakonge and Otto Imizza from interfering with his (Akena’s) leadership and running of the party’s bank accounts both at Orient and Barclays Banks, until the main appeal is determined.

Justice  Kavuma’s order is  reversing orders of High court Judge Yasin Nyanzi issued on  in August /2016 cancelling the election of James Akena as UPC president and further orders for the party’s electoral body to organize fresh elections.

The ruling read to court by Asst. Registrar Didas  Muhumuza confirms  Akena as the president of the  Uganda People’s Congress party until further directives  from court.