By Our Reporter
Jimmy Akena, the President of Uganda People’s Congress is ready to reconcile with rival UPC faction that lost another case to him last week.
“Now we need to come together in the spirit of reconciliation, unity and work for the Party at this material time where concerted efforts are most needed.” He said
His need for reconciliation comes after the court of appeal dismissed another petition that was filed by prof. Edward Kakonge challenging Akena’s presidency after he was re-elected as the party’s president during the delegates conference that sat in Kasangati in August 2020.
On Tuesday 14th September 2021, the Court of Appeal delivered its ruling and DISMISSED the application for want of prosecution citing continued waste of court’s time as quoted,
“…. we see no reason to continue wasting Court’s time and hereby exercise the discretion of this court under Rule 2(2) of the Rules of Court to dismiss this Application for want of prosecution. In dismissing this Application, we have acted pursuant to the inherent powers granted to this Court under the said provision, to prevent abuse of Court process. The application therefore stands dismissed with no order as to costs “.
Akena further called upon all part members to unite and focus and focus on working for the common good of the Party.