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UPC addressing internal row, says Walubiri
THE Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) is addressing internal party squabbles
THE Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) is addressing internal party squabbles, reports Geresom Musamali.

Peter Walubiri (left), the chairman of the UPC National Organising Committee (NOC), said the wrangles had tainted the party’s image for many years.

He was speaking at a party to mark the 78th birthday of UPC leader Milton Obote in Kampala on Sunday.

UPC was in 1996 split into two factions, one led by Lira Municipality MP Cecilia Ogwal and former Ayivu MP Dick Nyai and the other by Obote and UPC Presidential Policy Commission chairman James Rwanyarare.

The latter was opposed to taking part in the 1996 general elections.

The exiled Obote appointed the NOC in October this year to end party wrangles and prepare it for multipartyism.

Walubiri said NOC would finish the first phase of the project next month. He said district organising committees would be created in February.

He called on students in tertiary institutions to form UPC branches.