According to Ssewanyana, the regional secretaries he approached declined to endorse his nomination papers, saying that they had to first get permission from the FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson.
Allan Aloysius Ssewanyana. Photo by Fahad Muganga
West Member of parliament, Allan Aloysius Ssewanyana has for the second time in
a row failed to meet the requirements for running for the FUFA presidency. Ssewanyana
has filed to secure the signatures of two regional secretaries supporting his
the FUFA Electoral Committee gave the legislator five more days to secure the
signatures to complete his nomination. The five days elapsed on Monday. Now, Ssewanyana
has asked the Fufa Electoral Committee to nominate him for the FUFA top job
despite his failure to meet the requirements.
Ssewanyana, the regional
secretaries he approached declined to endorse his nomination papers, saying that they had to first get permission
from the FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson.
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says that he has written to the FUFA Electoral Committee through his lawyers to allow him to stand for
the position without the requirements.
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Allan Mulindwa, the leader of Ssewanyana’s legal team, says that the 2012 FUFA
electoral codes contravene the National Council of Sports NCS statutory
instruments of 2014 No. 8.
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statutory instruments 2014 No. 38 states that “For an individual to participate
in the governance of a national sports association, he must have participated in the
sport or been involved in the administration of the sport must be a citizen of
Uganda, for the purposes of this regulation a person participated in a sport, if
that person has played or participated in the sport in school, at the district,
regional, national or international level and must have been in the administration
of a sport, if that person has been involved in the management or running of the
sport at a level recognized by the council.
Apparently, only one nominee, the incumbent FUFA President, Moses Magogo has retuned
the nomination forms. The electoral commission had declared May 31st as the day
to finalize the return of the nomination exercise. The committee has declined
to comment on Ssewanyana’s request. The Elective 97th FUFA Ordinary General
Assembly will be held in August 2021 in Mbale to elect the FUFA President.