February 27, 2024

Defining UPC and DP as part of opposition parties is very difficult -Former Oyam south MP

Former Oyam south MP
Isa Otto Amiza

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)


“But for UPC and DP, their engagement with NRM is very clear, so to define them as opposition parties is very difficult,” says former Member of parliament for Oyam south, Isa Otto Amiza.

Former Oyam south MP basing on this has cautioned opposition political parties against uniting with the Uganda Peoples’ Congress to front a joint opposition candidate for Oyam North by-election.

Otto Amiza’s statement comes after Oyam district UPC chairperson, Nelson Adea Akar called upon other opposition political parties to rally support for UPC party candidate for Oyam north by-election meant to fill the void left by the death of former Oyam north MP, late Rtd. Col. Charles Okello Engola Macodwogo.

Otto said by supporting UPC other opposition political parties will fail to front competent candidates since the party leaders in Oyam are aligned to the leadership of Jimmy Akena who has been working with the ruling NRM.

Otto who is the secretary general of UPC under Peter Walubiri’s faction said Oyam north needs a very competent leader to be elected by the people without basing on their political affiliation.

Speaking on Wimeja program on Voice of Lango this morning,   FDC Lango regional governor Bonny Otyama Ogongson said they cannot work together with UPC under Jimmy Akena’s leadership which is dinning with the NRM.