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Clan Leaders Write to Mbale RDC to Stop Election of new Umukuka

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Wedayila accused Mushikori of refusing to vacate office yet his term expired in June this year with the aim of influencing the election of his successor. He predicts a huge demonstration should the RDC’s office fail to stop the planned elections.
01 Dec 2020 14:56
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A section of Bamasaba clan leaders led by Wilson Wedayila, the embattled Speaker of Inzu Ya Masaba has petitioned Mbale Resident District Commissioner to stop the planned election of the new Bamasaba Cultural leader.

This stems from a statement issued by Geoffrey Wepondi, the General Secretary of Inzu Ya Masaba indicating that they were holding elections for the new Umukuka on December 12, 2021 following the expiry of the term of office of Bobi Mushikori, the current cultural leader.    

According to Wepondi, those who have expressed interest in the position are Amron John Wagabyalira from Halasi clan, Patrick Mazina Womakuyu from Lagu clan, Gregory Mafabi Gidayui from Sulan clan and Miki Jude Mudoma from the Muyobo clan who was purportedly installed as Bamasaba cultural leader by a faction of clan heads at Mbale sports club last month.   

On Tuesday, Wedayila, who led the faction that installed Mudoma told journalists at their offices along Naboa road that they have written to the RDC to stop the planned election, saying it is illegal and aimed and causing insecurity in Masaba land.

He said the clan leaders have already elected and installed Mudoma to replace Mushikori and they see no reason for electing another one. Wedayila accused Mushikori of refusing to vacate office yet his term expired in June this year with the aim of influencing the election of his successor.

He predicts a huge demonstration should the RDC’s office fail to stop the planned elections. 

//Cue in: “It’s very unfortunate…     

Cue Out:…..not inzu yamsaba,’’//   

Sulaiam Ogajo, the Mbale Resident District Commissioner, has asked the two factions to dialogue, saying the state policy is noninterference in cultural matters. He says his office will only intervene when there is fear of insecurity.  

//Cue in: “’Inzu Yamsaba……

Cue out …………….Inzu yamsaba’’//

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