IOC letter to UOC blocks Kanyeihamba tribunal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has written to suspended Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) President Roger Ddungu advising him to stop acting unconstitutionally. in a letter a written by Jerome Poivey, head of the International Relations Governance (IRG), Ddungu and his Executive were urged to settle everything amicably as a family.

“We advise the parties in conflict to talk to each other and try to overcome the current issues for the best interest of every one,” wrote Jerome Poivey. Ddungu last

month appointed a three man tribunal led by former Supreme Court judge, George Kanyeihamba to investigate Executive members; Peninah Kabenge and William Blick which the UOC Executive rejected and later suspended Ddungu.

Ddungu had early this month written to Poivey seeking their intervention in the current state of UOC that is on the verge of ousting him. Poivey in his reply further told Ddungu not to abscond from executive meetings he has been invited to. “Without exception, be at the meeting of the executive committee and subsequently at the meeting of the Extraordinary general assembly,” the letter read.

“These issues must be dealt with and resolved by and within the UOC through its competent bodies,” he said. Though all decisions reached on must first be approved by the UOC Executive committee and General Assembly. May 19 was the date set for the Special Executive Meeting but the Executive were locked in a meeting trying to pull it closer. Everyone will have to respect and be bound by the will of the majority and any valid decision taken by the Executive Committee and the General Assembly.

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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