In June this year, FMU suspended drivers, Geoffrey Nsamba, Duncan Mubiru, Nasser Mutebi and John Barrows Lumu from taking part in any of the federation’s activities including driving in a rally for six years.
However, the drivers under their umbrella, Uganda Motor Rally Drivers’ Club (UMRDC), took matters to court after involving the state minister for Sports, Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, without any success.
Geoffrey Nsamba, the legal adviser of the UMRDC, who is also one of the suspended drivers, told ChimpSport that they are challenging the federation on many issues.
On the contrary, the FMU president, George ‘Uncle’ Kagimu, remarked that “we left those issues to our lawyers and we hope they will handle them carefully and successfully”.
Meanwhile, Nasser Mutebi, another suspended driver who sued the motorsports federation, is still in Germany but confirmed that his absence can’t stop the court case from going on.
FMU claims that it suspended drivers for inciting other drivers not to taking part in the federation’s organised events hence tarnishing the federation’s good image.
The case has been adjourned to December this year.