UPC mobilises Bunyoro for women council elections

By Our Reporter

Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) party has started mobilisation work in Bunyoro sub-region ahead of the forthcoming women-committee elections.

UPC party regional chairperson Matia Kajura told The Albertine Journal on Tuesday that they started last week with mobilisation work in the districts of Hoima, Masindi and Buliisa and later will proceed to the other districts in the region.

The aim is to tell the women about the elections so that they can take part.

“We are also selecting party flag-bearers and telling them to update their names in the voters register. UPC is the oldest party, but had slackened in participation so we need to jump-start it by winning the coming elections,” the regional opposition party chairperson added.

Kajura, who promised victory given the promising response, likened the upcoming election event as a foundation for suitable women representatives, people with disabilities and youth MPs ahead of the 2026 general elections.

He implored his chairpersons to start mobilising and registering those intending to offer themselves at the various grassroots.

Kajura said where consensus will not be reached and in case a certain position attracts two people, they will definitely hold primaries so that party members can indicate preference for their party’s candidate.

The Electoral Commission (EC) announced the aforesaid elections to take place next month. The current sitting councils and committees terms expire in August this year after being elected in 2018.

Meanwhile, other parties including the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) opposition parties such as National Unity Platform (NUP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) were also said to be working around the clock to mobilise for massive victories.

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