Kampala High Court will on Friday hear an application for a temporary injunction filed by suspended Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) president Roger Hans Ddungu. Early this week, Ddungu applied for a temporary injunction restraining his executive from carrying out any activity or meetings.
Kampala High Court will on Friday hear an application for a temporary injunction filed by suspended Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) president Roger Hans Ddungu.
Early this week, Ddungu applied for a temporary injunction restraining his executive from carrying out any activity or meetings.
Seven UOC executive members including the administrator Collins Ssemanda are to appear at High Court.
The embattled Ddungu is reportedly trying to get a court injunction to stop the Extra Ordinary Assembly from taking place on May 19 at the Kati Kati Restaurant.
Two weeks ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) advised Uganda to handle their matters internally and also go ahead with the Extra Ordinary Assembly in order to sort their problems, but Ddungu says his executive members have not followed the UOC constitution.
UOC Secretary General Penninah Kabenge says UOC officials are ready to go to court and explain their actions. The other members who are expected to appear in court include UOC vice presidents William Blick (Administration), Dennis Galabuzi (Technical), Treasurer Godfrey Nuwagaba, and Sharifa Sanyu, Ambrose Tasobya and Donald Rukare, who are members.
Uganda could be banned by IOC if the court injunction is granted. This would mean the athletes who have labored to qualify for the 2012 Olympics would miss out of the games that start in June in London.
On Wednesday, some athletes voiced their concerns over the internal wrangles going on in UOC which they said might disorganize their preparations for the Olympics.
The problems in UOC started two months ago when Ddungu refused to accept a report on his secretary Penninah Kabenge’s alleged forgery of his signature. He went ahead to appoint an external probe team led by retired Supreme Court Judge George Kanyeihamba, but his executive members rejected the move and went ahead to suspend him.
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