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[/media-credit] Mujib Kasule (holding head) during the time he presented the documents Credit: Kawowo Sports

FUFA Electoral Committee has passed the verdict on the candidature of Proline director cum head coach Mujib Kasule for the federation presidency.

Kasule, according to the committee headed by Samuel Bakiika, failed to comply with the guidelines well stipulated in the FUFA Electoral code.

Bakiika told the media during a press conference held on Monday evening that Kasule does not qualify to be nominated for presidency because he failed to fulfill the mandatory requirements requested.

In a statement read to the media, Bakiika who was accompanied by his vice president Yusuf Awuye and others clarified that the decision taken was based on documents presented by aspiring candidate Mujib Kasule and the laws within the FUFA Electoral code.

The other committee members present at the press conference included; Habib Aluma, Geofrey Kintu, Michael Igole and Stanley Kinene.

Aspiring candidate Mujib Kasule was originally supposed to present his full documents on Friday, 16th June 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

He came minutes after half past 4 p.m. Because there was no time for scrutiny of the papers presented, we decided to reconvene on Monday, 19th June 2017.

We met for a better part of day until we came up with an unanimous decision by all the members who attended

Bakiika quoted Articles 10 and 11, sub sections 2, 5 and 6 of the FUFA Electoral code of 2012 concerning the mismatches where Kasule ran short.

The aspiring candidate had to be backed by the chairman or CEO from at least three member associations which he did not present.

Article 10 (5) – Nominations of candidates shall be made by both the chairman and secretary of the fully subscribed members. Where members are individuals, nominations will be done by fully subscribed members.

Article 10 (6) – Subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility prerequisites, a candidate to the office of the FUFA President shall only be valid if supported by any three members of FUFA where one such member is from FUFA Super League Clubs or FUFA Big League, the other being member from special interest groups as defined in article 10 (1) (d-1) of the FUFA Statures and the other member being Regional Football Association.

Basing on Article 39, section 4 of the FUFA Constitution, no FUFA Member on behalf of Mujib Kasule did notify the office of the FUFA CEO about the intentions of his standing at least two months before.

Article 39 (4) of the FUFA Statutes – Only members of FUFA may propose candidates for the office of the President.

Members shall notify the  general secretariat in writing of the name of a candidate for the presidency of FUFA at least two months before the date of General Assembly.

Article 11(2) of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012 – Candidatures will be registered by the EC, scrutinized by the EC for compliance with this code, the FIFA, CAF, FUFA and/ or respective statures of the organization for whom elections are being conducted and declared eligible for election after payment of the respective fees as stipulated in this code.

Bakiika explained to the media that the Ug.shs 9M nomination fee for Kasule and his 13 man Executive Committee had paid to the bank is non refunded as well spelt in the FUFA Electoral Code of 2012.

Kasule last week vowed to seek legal address once not nominated successfully on Monday.

As it stands, incumbent President Moses Magogo is the only successful candidate.

88 members of the FUFA General Assembly will convene at Masindi Resort Hotel on 5th August 2017 for the 93rd  convention.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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