THE Uganda Peopleâ€™s Congress (UPC) needs a â€˜third termâ€™ and should start mobilising members to achieve this goal.
THE Uganda Peopleâ€™s Congress (UPC) needs a â€˜third termâ€™ and should start mobilising members to achieve this goal, Dr. Patrick Rubaihayo, a top party official, has said.
A member of the newly- established Constitutional Steering Commission, Rubaihayo said UPC led by Obote had its â€˜first termâ€™ in the 60s and a â€˜second termâ€™ from 1980 to 1985. â€œNow we want a third term with a party president from the western region,â€ he said.
Rubaihayo, a former minister in Oboteâ€™s second regime, was addressing a UPC consultative meeting for the southwestern region at the Catholic social centre in Mbarara on Saturday.
The meeting chaired by East African legislative assembly MP Yona Kanyomozi, attracted about 200 UPC leaders from Kisoro, Kabale, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Kamwenge, Rukungiri, Kasese and Kanungu.
Rubaihayo said they would resuscitate UPC with the theme, â€œfighting poverty, ignorance, diseases and state-inspired corruption,â€™â€ which he said were brought by President Museveni.
â€œMuseveni has commercialised politics. A certain boy shocked me when he said he saw a sack full of money, which supporters of a movement candidate had during the just-concluded Mbarara municipality parliamentary by-elections,â€ he said.
Rubaihayo said they would amend the UPC constitution in August. He said they would seek advice and guidance from the UPC members before they made the amendments.
UPC wants â€˜third termâ€™