MOF which is UPC's financial arm, also runs Uganda House and a prime plot adjacent to it
THE Milton Obote Foundation (MOF), a business arm of the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) has asked Jimmy Akena and his faction to quit the party offices on the sixth floor of Uganda House.
Addressing journalists at the MOF offices on floor 11, of the same building, the group general manager, Terence Oyepa said the court ruling was very clear that Akena’s presidency “is null and void for violating the UPC constitution”.
He said they have already filed civil and criminal cases against Akena to have him evicted.
“The ruling by the High Court Judge, Justice Nyanzi, among others declared that the decision of the party electoral commission to declare Akena UPC president is null and void for violating the UPC constitution,” he noted.
In his ruling, Nyanzi said the UPC electoral commission didn't have the powers to declare Akena UPC president since the delegate's conference which elected him wasn't properly constituted.
The ruling was in response to an application filed by Joseph Bbosa, the UPC vice president under the Olara Otunnu faction challenging Akena's presidency.
Bbosa petitioned the High court civil division on June 17 after Akena was controversially declared president by some party members.
Oyepa said it is on the same basis that MOF cannot fund Akena and his faction for the campaigns because they are illegally occupying the offices.
MOF runs Uganda House and a prime plot adjacent to it and a building in the Industrial Area, Kampala among other properties.
Oyepa who is also the manager, Uganda House Investments said Akena’s illegal occupancy of the party offices has greatly affected the business on the building because of the heavy deployment of police.
His reaction follows allegations by Akena's faction, that MOF refused to fund their campaigns.