Joseph Bossa is a Con Man
Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) under the leadership of Lira Municipality MP, Jimmy Akena has warned its members and the public against working with its former Vice President, Joseph Bossa who claims to be the party president.
Addressing the media on Wednesday at the party headquarters in Kampala, the party president, Akena noted that Bossa has “continued to hoodwink Ugandans by impersonating as the party president claiming that he was given the mandate from his predecessor, Olara Ottunu.”
Akena says all that Bossa received from Ottunu was an empty package since Ottunu’s mandate had expired and was therefore leading the party as a defacto president only to organize elections for new leadership which he did.
Bossa allegedly received the mandate to steer the party on July 1 2016 and ever since he has been organizing several party meetings that will culminate into a National council in which his leadership will be endorsed by the delegates.
Akena revealed “We are not going to accept jokers to play around with the party which has long heritage and a strong mission; they can sit in their cacoons and make pronouncements but UPC has its members and historical mission which they won’t stop.”
The party spokesperson, Michael Osinde Orach said that the party has received credible information that Bossa is trying to use the structures of UPC to recruit members especially the youth to Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward pressure group with the aim of formulating a new political party.
It should be remembered that both Bossa and Olara Otunnu were members of the Go Forward’s National Task Force and National Campaign team during the presidential campaigns.
Osinde said, “According to the party Constitution Article 3.6 (2) Bossa has no right to organize any activity on behalf of the party after campaign for TDA- Go Forward candidates who stood against UPC flag bearers.”
However, efforts to secure a comment from Bossa didn’t yield results as he switched off his phone in the middle of the conversation.