Ssekisambu’s Goal Causes Abandonment Yet Again

A handful of FDC supporters turned up last Friday at Global High School in Mbarara for the opposition party’s grassroots elections, medical stomach leaving officials deeply disappointed.

Presiding officer Brian Atuhaire told ChimpReports he was perturbed by the small numbers that showed up to vote the committee members in the district, website like this leaving Stanley Katembeya as the party chairman in the district.

Mr Atuhaire further told us he was surprised that big numbers turned up for the district committee elections in the neighboring Kiruhura District, try which is often considered the ruling NRM’s biggest stronghold.

Presiding Officer Brian Atuhaire

Presiding Officer Brian Atuhaire

“I thought it would be me and Mr Bintabare alone in Kirihura, but surprisingly huge numbers turned up to vote their representatives in the district; it’s quite the opposite in Mbarara,” he said.

He further observed that women were increasingly partaking in elections compared to the past years.

He stressed the significance of the new committees in mobilizing citizens to turn up for the coming 2016 elections to vote out the current regime.

Stanley Katembeya was reelected Mbarara District FDC Chairman

Stanley Katembeya was reelected Mbarara District FDC Chairman

He urged police officers to stop interrupting party programs like the voting in Rwampara where the party officials were stopped from using the public ground of Rwampara County.

The voting of committee members in Ankole region ended on Friday evening at Global high school while in Kampala it commenced yesterday.

“I have conducted elections in five districts of Isingiro, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Ntungamo and Mbarara respectively; and it’s only in two districts where new chairpersons were elected leaving three districts reelecting their leaders to retain their seats,” Brian revealed.

In Mbarara, Mr Stanley Katembeya was elected District chairman and will be deputized by Caroline Atuhaire, while Maj John Kazoora is the Mobilization Secretary.

The highly anticipated 2015 Uganda cup final clash between SC Villa and KCC Fc ended up being abandoned after fans invaded the playing area contesting several cases of poor officiation.

First stoppage
The game witnessed three stoppages with the first coming just after 28 minutes when the ‘man of the match’ Robert Donney failing to award successive dangerous double tackles on KCCA Fc skipper Ssaka Mpiima and Tom Masiko forcing angry fans to hurl foreign objects at the first assistant referee.

The situation cooled after KCCA players led by assistant captain Ocaya pled to the fans. The livelier first half then ended goalless.

Second half began with Erisa Ssekisambu wasting a clear open one-on-one chance with Yasin Mugabi pulling a save.

On the hour mark, view real trouble brewed when the controversial center referee pulled off yet another of his ‘trademark’ rhythmic stanzas calling for a penalty after Joseph Ocaya tackled Krizestom Ntambi just seconds after his first assistant had put his flag up ruling a previous build up to be off. [Replays clearly showed that Ocaya was the first to reach and clear the ball and the tackle was outside the penalty area]

KCCA Fc players protested the game for over five minutes leading to captain Ssaka Mpiima marching out.

The situation cooled and Erisa Ssekisambu calmly sent Mugabi in the opposite direction for the goal. KCCA fans then broke the weak perimeter fence and stormed the playing area forcing the abandonment on the 70th minute. KCCA director, price Jeniffer Musisi also decided to walk away through the middle of the pitch.

Fufa then held a press conference [details of the presser will be on our subsequent posts] and announced that the game will be replayed on 16th June 2015 at Namboole.


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