Sport
Achon petitions NCS over UAF polls
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2014
Achon petitions NCS over UAF polls
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Swalley Kenyi

UGANDA’S arguably most successful sports body Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) is entangled in a disagreement over its elective assembly due on January 25 in Kampala.

A group of disgruntled officials led by retired middle distance national star Julius Achon have petitioned National Council of Sports (NCS) to intervene and halt the elections citing irregularities in its arrangement.

Achon is opposing the incumbent president Dominic Otuchet for the top UAF seat.

NCS general secretary Jasper Aligawesa confirmed receiving the petitions but declined to reveal the details saying it would jeopardise investigations by his office.

“Yes, there are people who have petitioned and I think more petitions are yet to come. I request to be given up to Thursday before I can say something comprehensive,” Aligawesa said.

But Achon said that he wanted NCS to stop the exercise citing irregularities in the way UAF is planning the exercise.

“I will not allow the assembly to sit because they are manipulating things to favour themselves. Up to now some districts still don’t have communication for the assembly and not even election guidelines have been issued yet,” Achon said yesterday.

Otuchet refused to comment on the matter but sources revealed to New Vision that constituents in the Lango sub region, Jinja and Gulu districts are among petitioners who have lodged complaints at NCS.

They argue that UAF had blocked a number of districts from participating in the voting exercise with only 36 cleared. Achon described the move as unconstitutional management of the country’s most successful federation.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Serena turns
A delighted Serena Williams paid tribute to her family and her humble beginnings after making history with her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday....
NCS to disband 50 sports associations
There is confusion in local sports bodies after expiry of a period within which they were supposed to comply with new regulations....
AFCON has been a great spectacle, says BBC pundit
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has somewhat lived up to expectation. Apart from the few goals that the tournament has registered so far, the quality of football has been impressive with giants such as Senegal and Cameroon being shown the exit before the knockout stages....
Arthur Blick eyes double
Former national motocross champion Arthur Blick Jr. targets wining this year’s MX1 title and the National Rally Championship (NRC)....
Saints to test KCCA for CAF tie
KCCA will have three build-up matches ahead of its CAF Champions League preliminary encounter with Cameroon''s Cosmos De Baia....
No punch in FUFA’s mid-season transfers
As the FUFA mid-season players’ transfer window closes tomorrow, the Uganda Premier League (UPL) clubs appear to have had very little interest....
Will a ban on Waragi sold in sachets reduce consumption of Alcohol?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter