Seven out of the total nine Executive members of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) have this evening suspended their President Rogers Hans Ddungu for gross abuse of office and violation of UOC constitution and ordered him to vacate the office by tomorrow 6pm.
Roger Ddungu, the embattled President of Uganda Olympics Committee-UOC has been suspended from office for alleged violation of the UOC constitution and abuse of office.
Seven of the nine members of the UOC executive voted on Tuesday to suspend Ddungu from office and ordered him to vacate the UOC office by the end of today.
The members invoked Articles 16 and 23 of the UOC Constitution that mandates them to suspend any member of the executive. In the suspension letter seen by URN, the members informed Ddungu that they will communicate to him in another letter detailing his violations of the UOC constitution and alleged abuses, and accord him an opportunity to defend himself.
The members also directed Ddungu to stay away from the UOC secretariat, premises and prohibited him from conducting any business on its behalf.
Ddungu’s suspension comes two days after Ddungu set up a UOC tribunal led by Justice George Kanyeihamba, without consulting members of his executive. William Blick, the UOC vice president in charge of administration warns that they are determined to enforce the suspension of Ddungu.
The letter was copied to President, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland, he Minister of State for Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports, District Police Commander, Jin]a Road Police Station, Secretary General, Uganda National Sports Council, members of the UOC Executive Committee, Presidents of National Sports Federations/Associations, General Secretaries of National Sports Federations/Associations and the administrator at the UOC Secretariat who must make sure Ddungu hands over all UOC property tomorrow.
The seven Executive UOC members who signed the letter include; William Blick (Vice President-Administration), Dennis Galabuzi (Vice President-Technical), Peninnah A. Kabenge (Secretary General), Godfrey Nuwagaba (Treasurer), Sharifa Sanyu (Committee Member), Ambrose Tashobya (Committee Member), Donald Rukare (Committee Member).