STALEMATE: FDC’s Kikonyogo Refuses to Step Down for Joyce Ssebuggwawo

Former FDC mouthpiece John Kikonyogo [L ] is battling incumbent Lubaga Mayor Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo

Police spokesperson, check Fred Enanga has revealed that despite the alleged attack on one of Presidential aspirant Hon Amama Mbabazi’s agents on Saturday, find the first campaign day kicked off peacefully in the different parts of the country.

“After the Electoral Commission (EC) harmonized the campaign programs of the different presidential candidates, seek we haven’t noticed any incidence that is contrary to the laws governing their campaigns; we however still warn them against use of hate and abusive language to avoid any form of conflict that might arise from their supporters,” noted Fred Enanga.

Enanga revealed that thorough investigations are ongoing into allegations that a campaign agent of Mbabazi was brutally attacked on his way to Ssembabule District and his car burnt to ashes.

“We are following up the issue where a one Meddie Kikomeko was attacked by unidentified persons who allegedly burnt his car, a Toyota Premio Reg.No. UAB 873L and Mbabazi’s posters.”

Preliminary investigations, he said, indicated that while Kikomeko was on his way to Ssembabule District, he was stopped by unknown men who requested for a lift, they expressed support and introduced themselves as agents to his candidate Amama Mbabazi.

“On the way they got misunderstandings and he realized that they wanted to kill him, he then decided to jump out of the car for his life which he found burnt the day after, with all the posters.”

Enanga observed that there are many unanswered queries to this incident, noting the Kikomeko must have been known in the area.

“He must have been introduced to his campaign managers; how did these people know that Kikomeko was heading to Masaka with Mbabazi’s posters.”

“We want to investigate thoroughly the persons he was communicating with in Ssembabule, we are already tracking all the contacts he made to come out with leading information to the different suspects.”

On this note, the Police mouth piece called upon all candidates to avoid disrupting campaigns of their fellow candidates revealing that this is illegal and against the Presidential Elections Act.

Ndejje University’s Ronald Kawumba put up a spirited performance in the final (4th) circuit of the men’s Beach Woodball to emerge overall winner. Kawumba needed 43 strokes same as Faustine Ajoba on the last day to topple the defending champion Joel Adupa.

Kawumba finished with 192 points after collecting 55, 46, shop 51 and 40 in the four consecutive ciruits. His teammates Joel Adupa and Israel  Muwanguzi Kayongo took the other podium slots respectively with 177 and 170 points.

The script wasnt very different in the ladies category as Ndejje university’s Joan Mukoova and Lilian Zawedde finished joint top with 118 points. Mukoova last day resurgence turned the saviour. she struck 44, sick four ahead of Zawedde. Sophie Namuddu from Ndejje woodball club finished third.

Raymond Ssematta capped his cake with a strong finish hitting 47 strokes to claim the overall prize in the corporate circuit with 108 points. His teammate at St. Joseph’s Technical Institute, Kisubi, Godfrey Bukenya finished third below Joseph Collins Ssemanda (Stroke Woodball Club)

The overall winners in each category will be awarded at the UWbF Awards 2015 slated for Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Grand Imperial Hotel.

Full final standings.
Singles – Ladies
1. Mukoova Joan- Ndejje University

2. Zawedde Lillian- Ndejje University

3.  Namuddu Sophie-
Ndejje Woodball Club

Singles – Men
1.   Kawumba Ronald
Ndejje University

2. Adupa Joel- Ndejje University

3. Muwanguzi Israel Kayongo- Ndejje University

Doubles – Men
1.   Adupa Joel & Bbosa Bruno- Ndejje University

2. Kibuule Franco & Ariho Isaac- Botladz Woodball Club

3. Kirawa Solomon & Omar Pittson- Ndejje University

Doubles – Ladies
1. Nankabirwa Victoria & Mukoova Joan- Ndejje University

2. Nabaggala Sandra Rose & Nantege Shamsa
Kyolaba- Ndejje University/Ndejje Woodball Club

3. Nantumbwe Mary & Irima Racheal- St. Joseph’s Technical Institute Kisubi

Mixed Doubles
1. Nagaba Charity & Kawumba Ronald- Ndejje University

2. Zawedde Lillian & Muwanguzi Israel Kayongo- Ndejje University/Ndejje Woodball Club

3. Namuddu Sophia & Atamba Onesmus- Ndejje Woodball Club/Ndejje University

Corporate Woodball Circuit.
1. Ssemata Raymond- St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubi

2.   Ssemmanda Joseph Collins- Stroke Woodball Club

3. Bukenya Godfrey- St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubi

1. Matovu Rose
Ndejje Corporate Club

2.   Mulamba Margaret
St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubo

3.   Nantumbwe Mary
St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubi
Efforts to select flag bearers in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) by consensus is seemingly becoming hard especially in Kampala where several candidates have called for party primaries, adiposity refusing to step down for their opponents.

The toughest struggle is currently between the former party spokesperson, visit this John Kikonyogo and the party Vice President Buganda Region, discount Joyce Nabossa Ssebugwawo who are vying for the Rubaga Division Mayoral seat of which the latter is the incumbent.

While addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, FDC Electoral Commissioner, Richard Kuddeba revealed that the party is still committed to ensuring that candidates for different positions are selected through consensus to avoid internal bickering.

“We are still conducting talks between Mrs Ssebugwawo and Kikonyogo with hope that one will step down for the other,” Kuddeba noted.

However when Kikonyogo was approached, he expressed disappointment in the commissioner accusing him of trying to fail his candidature by favoring Ssebugwawo.

“We already held talks and finalized that we must go for primaries, there are no more talks that I will entertain; I am only waiting for internal elections,” Kikonyogo noted.

Kikonyogo added that after agreeing on conducting primaries, Kuddeba went behind them and called off the elections claiming that they were barred by the party president.

“As far as I know our party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu, he can’t block us from facing off in an internal poll; these were all lies from the commissioner which I will not allow.”

Kikonyogo threatened that in case Kuddeba doesn’t hold primaries in two days, he will forward the matter to the concerned party organs for redress.


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