KAMPALA — Uganda Motorsport Marshals Association (UMMA), one of the clubs under Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) vowed to challenge the upcoming February 1 election process citing irregularities.
UMMA has put out a list of demands including the dissolution of the seating management headed by President Dusman Okee for an interim committee to organise the elections.
UMMA has since petitioned FMU secretary Joseph Mwangala warning him on the ‘illegal’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) notice – insisting it was illegal because outgoing executive led by President Dusman Okee did not appoint the senate which they say according to their constitution is mandated with the powers to appoint the Electoral Committee.
UMMA in the petition also claims that it is only the EC comprising of three members that is supposed to set and communicate the election guidelines but not the FMU secretary.
This followed a notice to members by Mwangala indicating that the elections will be held on February 1, at Lugogo.
“The constitution is clear and we shall not tolerate any action that breaches it,” noted UMMA Chairman Abdul Boogezi, faulting FMU of breaching five articles in their constitution.
UMMA is one of the clubs that is fronting Geofrey Nsamba for the post of president to oust incumbent Okee.
Pressure is mounting on Mr. Okee ahead of the polls as members accuse him of mismanagement.
“During his 4-year reign, Dusman has failed to properly structure the federation executive by becoming a one man executive,” a member said.
Mr. Okee, who is an appointed Resident District Commissioner in Pader district has also allegedly failed to oversee the clubs organising rallies.
“That is why the marshals, safety and time have continously been at arms with organisers,” one of those seeking to uproot Okee says, citing the recent Pearl of Africa rally as “he worst ever organised, in terms of organisation, safety and management”.
Mr. Okee is also accused of failure to call up executive meetings and management meetings to discuss federation affairs and selling all circuits to third parties.
He is also accused of failure to secure funding from the government.