New Vision Deputy sports sub-editor Sabiiti Muwanga has been voted unopposed as the President of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) for two year.
The incumbent, Muwanga was voted once again hustle free following the 11th hour withdrawal of his challenger, Leon Ssenyange who cited ‘a biased and unfair democratic process’.
During the sports body’s elective assembly held on Saturday at the City Tyres main hall, the election part was supervised by the National Council of Sports (NCS) Assistant General Secretary, David Semakula Katende.
Katende smoothly witnessed the process that had been put under question following protests by Leon Ssenyange.
Earlier before the elections, Vision Group’s Johnson Were had called for the suspension of contradicting clauses in the current constitution Article 14 (i-iv) regarding the timing of election.
Ssenyange eventually admitted his withdrawal from the race of President with a verbal confession moments before the vote;
It is very true I withdrew from the race as President of USPA
A graduate of Industrial Chemistry from Makerere University, Muwanga who was nominated by Norman Katende and seconded by Ritah Aliguma and Vivian Nakitende vowed to work for the interests of the association;
I vow to take USPA to another level in my second term as USPA President. I will continue to appeal to the USPA fratenity to exercise professionalism.
Meanwhile, another incumbent Patrick Kanyomozi tallied 30 votes to Johnson Were’s 27 to retain the position of General Secretary.
Mubaraka Kasule is the new treasurer for the body having amasses 31 votes to Michael Nsubuga’s 26.
Kasule was nominated by Mahad Ssali and seconded by Solomon Ssaka whilst Nsubuga was nominated by Mpalanyi Sentongo and seconded by Olivia Nakate.
Franisco Bwambale nominated by Ali Magumba tallied 29 votes to win the Organizing secretary post.
Bwambale who works at Star fm was seconded by Solomon Ssaka.
Bukedde T.V’s Hussein Wasswa scored 28 votes.
Wasswa was nominated by Lydia Massegge and seconded by Stephen Ouma.
Ssenyange and some members present at the assembly abstained from the voting process.
A full USPA Executive Committee will be communicated in the due course (within 30 days) as mandated by the constitution.