POLITICS | UPC
The Uganda People's Congress (UPC) delegates conference is set for Saturday. Despite the Court of Appeal ruling which halted the conference this week, the Jimmy Akena administration has confirmed that the delegates conference will take place today as scheduled.
Court halted the delegates' conference pending the disposal of an appeal challenging Akena's leadership as party president.
The head of media and communications at the party headquarters Faizal Muzeyi, confirmed that the delegates conference will take place as scheduled at Kasangati in Wakiso district today.
It is among others expected to approve Akena as the party Presidential flag bearer and the party president subsequently.
The three member panel of Court of Appeal justices issued the orders after lawyers representing the Peter Walubiri UPC led faction led by Julius Galisonga told court that failure to halt the conference would cause them irreparable damage.
They argued that Akena whose leadership is being challenged would preside over the delegate's conference which is expected to elect the next UPC leader for a five year term.
Accordingly, the Court of Appeal Judges including Elizabeth Musoke, Christopher Izama Madrama and Irene Mulyagonja halted the delegate's conference.
The justices also stopped Akena from withdrawing any money from the party's accounts in Orient and Housing Finance Banks pending the determination of the main appeal.
However, Kyazze opposed the order stopping his client from withdrawing money from Housing Finance Bank arguing that the party employees will suffer because that is where their salary comes from.