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.
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.
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
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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.