He demands that the UOC executive unconditionally rescinds its decision to suspend him, publically apologize to him, give an audit and accurate account of UOC property or he drags them to committee.
Roger Hans Ddungu, the embattled Uganda Olympic Committee is threatening to drag his executive to court for allegedly suspending him from office illegally. Through Arinaitwe Law Advocates, Ddungu accuses the UOC executive of abrogating the UOC constitution. He demands that the UOC executive unconditionally rescinds its decision to suspend him, publically apologize to him, give an audit and accurate account of UOC property or he drags them to committee.
Trouble for Ddungu and members of his executives started last months when he forcefully appointed a tribunal led by retired Justice George Kanyeihamba, without approval from the executive. As a result, the 7 man executive committee led by Denis Galabuzi, the UOC vice president suspended Ddungu for abuse of office and breach of the UOC constitution.
They ordered Ddungu to hand over office and appear before the committee to defend himself in vain. Now, Ddungu’s lawyer insists that according to the UOC constitution, a meeting without the President's participation is null and void. He also argues that according to the UOC constitution, disciplinary action can only be meted by the committee’s general assembly.
But Peninah Kabenge, the UOC secretary general says that Ddungu is only playing games since he is fully aware that article 24 of UOC constitution bars members from taking UOC matters in court, adding that the International Olympics Committee is fully aware of what is going on in Uganda. Tony Arinaitwe, a lawyer from Arinaitwe Law Advocates says that they have given the executive up to Tuesday next week to act or be dragged to court. He says that once the executive fail to respond by Tuesday to the satisfaction of their client, they will go ahead and seek redress from court without any further notice.