July 21, 2024

UPC party hopeful of winning more seats in 2026 elections

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug) 


Amolatar district chairman Geoffrey Ocen has noted that UPC party is currently gaining massive support in Lango and hopes are they could win more seats in the 2026 elections.

Ocen rallied more people in Lango to support the Uganda People’s congress party to enjoy better services.

He said the current wave of support that the UPC is enjoying is an indicator that the people of Lango are getting fed up of empty promises being made by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

This comes after some former political candidates who contested on the NRM ticket in 2021 elections in Amolatar district crossed to the UPC party.

They include; Collins Angwec who contested for Amolatar woman MP seat on independent ticket, Susan Elwelu, daughter to Kyoga North MP, Olobo Dubai and ha expressed interest to vie for Amolatar woman MP seat on UPC ticket.

Others are; Okello Makim Atin Twol who contested for Amolatar LCV chairman seat, Okabo Opio Cons, a staunch UPC supporter among others.

Some other politicians in Lango who have reportedly crossed to UPC from NRM include; Isaac Apenyo Achol who is reportedly being courted by UPC party president Jimmy Akena to succeed him in Lira city East division while Akena opts to run for presidency and Denis Opio Elia who has expressed interest for Moroto county MP seat in  Alebtong district.

But Ocen Geoffrey tasked those crossing to UPC to be ready to mobilize support for the party with the aim of taking over power.

Recently, UPC garnered massive support in Lango that saw the party win two by-elections in Oyam North and Dokolo district woman MP seat.