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Calls rise for Obua to follow Kisekka

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th October 2001 03:00 AM

STRATEGISTS in the re-elect Denis Obua camp have advised him to pull out of the race for the FUFA presidency, The New Vision has learnt.

STRATEGISTS in the re-elect Denis Obua camp have advised him to pull out of the race for the FUFA presidency, The New Vision has learnt.

By Daniel Saire STRATEGISTS in the re-elect Denis Obua camp have advised him to pull out of the race for the FUFA presidency, The New Vision has learnt. His strongmen tabled the strategy in a meeting early this week, but, were overpowered by a section that feels Obua has done a great job. A reliable source told New Vision that Obua initially agreed to the “strategic withdrawal” idea, but later changed his mind. He insisted he will face Abbas Kaawaase, Michael Okiror, Joseph Kagwa and Twaha Kakaire for another three-year term. Obua’s secretary Godfrey Kisekka withdrew from the December 1 polls on Monday. Obua’s executive, elected in 1998, have come under scathing attack for the poor management of Uganda’s leading sport. In an earlier meeting, the re-elect Obua group drew up a list of delegates they intend to block during the November 10 elections. “We agreed to provide logistics to our people to defeat whoever we do not want in the assembly,” said the source. Former Express captain George Ssemogerere was picked to dislodge Richard Kayiira from Makindye. Former SC Villa player Peter Nsaba has been fronted against Kisoro delegate Captain Ivan Ntakalimaze and Black Rhino chairman Patrick Obira was assigned to throw out Rev Otto Olima. FUFA commissioner Teopista Birungi and the wife of FUFA assistant treasurer Eddy Sembatya were asked to stand against express cheer lady Baker Kazibwe and Winnie Bukenya. It was further learnt that KCC official Tom Lwanga is to block Chris Rwanika in Nakawa while one Kasalirwe is to stand against outspoken Kennedy Mutenyo in Rubaga division. Mohammed Faisal and Patrick Lwanga are being supported to oust Kakaire and controversial Julius Zziwa from Jinja. Meanwhile, Okiror, one of the aspirants for the FUFA presidency, says he intends to restore government and public confidence in the country’s football governing body. “FUFA has a bad image with all stakeholders simply because of inefficiency and lack of accountability,” he charged. ends

Calls rise for Obua to follow Kisekka

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