Kampala-Jimmy Akena son to former President late Apolo Milton Obote has won the Uganda Peoples’ Congress party presidency.
Akena won five other contenders to replace outgoing party president Olara Otunna who declined to contest for the second term. “Yes I won and the elections were peaceful” Akena said when Eagle Online contacted him.
Elections were held on Saturday May 30 in 64 districts which consists UPC countrywide.
Others in the race included Prof Edward Kakonge, David Pulkol, Julius Onen and Benson Obua Ogwal and Sam Wandera.
Akena winning completes the family cycle of the Obotes ruling the party. His father ruled the party from 1960 until he died in 2005 and thereafter, Akena’s mother Miria Obote took over until Otunnu came.