Ddungu reignites UOC feud
Posted Wednesday, March 6 2013 at 02:00
All sport. The Uganda Olympic Committee assembly is meant to vote new office bearers on Saturday.
Despite being banned from sports management, Roger Ddungu won’t let his successors at Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) govern the body in peace.
The former UOC president is seeking an interim court injunction to stop the body’s elective general assembly slated for Saturday.
Through Arinaitwe Law Advocates, Ddungu also filed a civil suit against the William Blick-led UOC executive last year, accusing them of holding office illegally.
“We are aware that you are purporting to call a meeting under the obvious self-misrepresentation that you have the capacity and authority to call such a meeting to discuss issues dealing with the committee when your very tenure is subject to court action,” Arinaitwe Law Advocates wrote to UOC on February 28.
Ddungu was voted UOC president in 2009 but was ousted last year following accusations of office mismanagement. Blick, hitherto, the first vice-president, took over as acting president.
He is expected to be voted unopposed as permanent president during the assembly on Saturday. Ddungu’s attorneys also contend that Blick and company don’t have the powers to hold any meeting.
Blick though said he was not surprised by Ddungu’s actions since it wasn’t the first time he was taking them to court. Last year, Ddungu unsuccessfully applied for an interim order to block the extra-ordinary assembly, which banned him.