The injunction follows an application filed by members of various clubs led by Francis Mulinda, the former UTTA Chairman challenging the mandate of the current executive.
Nakawa High Court has issued an interim order stopping the executive of Uganda Table Tennis Association-UTTA from carrying out any activities on behalf of the association. The injunction follows an application filed by members of various clubs led by Francis Mulinda, the former UTTA Chairman challenging the mandate of the current executive.
The petitioners allege that Dennis Galabuzi, the UTTA Chairman and his executive are illegally in office since their term of office expired last year. According to the UTTA constitution, members of the executive are expected to serve for only two years.
The petitioners argue that the leadership of Galabuzi has over stayed in office since no elections were held to renew its mandate. However, Galabuzi and his executive are protesting the way the court order was issued. Galabuzi says that they are working around the clock to ensure the interim court order is lifted.
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Galabuzi denies overstaying in office, saying that UTTA general assembly extended their mandate to allow time for amending their UTTA constitution before new members are elected.
He says that they will call the assembly to hold fresh elections immediately the constitutional amendment exercise is complete. Galabuzi challenged the rival members to petition the National Council of Sports, the government body that is in charge of sports to address their concerns.
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