FUFA Elections: Ssewanyana Asks For More Days After Nomination Deadline

FUFA Presidential aspirant Allan Ssewanyana has requested the Electoral committee for more five days to complete the process before returning the forms.

Ssewanyana was supposed to return the forms at FUFA on Wednesday at 2pm.

The Makindye West MP said that he has no problem with the requirements put in place but “the time has not been in enough.”

Just like Mujib Kasule, Ssewanyana says that he has not been able to get the required signatures.

However, he said that he has been endorsed by KCCA (UPL Club), and still waiting for a signature from Futsal Association Uganda (Special Interest Group) and delegates from up country.

“It has been tricky this time because the Electoral Committee this time requires you to have signatures from CEOs. Yesterday, these CEOs were held in a meeting with FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and it has been the same case today,” said Ssewanyana.

“So I have requested for more five days. The transportation process is currently difficult because night movements were restricted yet my signatories are coming from a distance.

“In due fairness, I have asked the Electoral Committee to wait for me until Monday thats when I will have everything in place.

“I wrote to the Electoral Committee through my lawyers but the EC have not yet responded for now.

“On Monday it was a busy day for me as an MP. This is Uganda they cannot expect me to have fulfilled all the requirements in such a short time. If the committee wants to promote fairness, they should grant me more time.”

EC Chairman Mathias Bwiire confirmed that only Moses Magogo had returned the forms of the three candidates who picked them on Monday.

Bwiire said: “Today was the day for returning nomination forms for the Presidential candidates. By the closure of the nomination time, Only one candidate (Moses Magogo) had returned his form, the other one (Allan Ssewanyana) brought in a request that we will sit down and consider while the other is yet to communicate (Mujib Kasule).

For any person to be eligible for the candidature of the FUFA President, he shall have served in one or a combination of any of the following positions for a total of at least 7 years in the last 10 years;
a) Executive Committee Member of CECAFA, CAF, FIFA
b) Executive Committee Member of FUFA
c) Chief Executive Officer /General Secretary of FUFA
d) FIFA Accredited Administration Instructor
e) Chairman of a Member of FUFA

Whether Ssewanyana ticks the above boxes, remains to be seen.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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