Ddungu Trounces Nyangweso To Become UOC President

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Rogers Ddungu of the Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation has today unseated General Francis Nyangweso from the presidency of the Uganda Olympics Committee. Ddungu, a surprise contender for the Uganda Olympics Committee leadership polled 14 votes against Nyangweso's six votes. Nyangweso has been UOC president for 36 years. Moses Twesogomwe another front runner for the seat stepped down in favor of Ddungu shortly before the polls. Ddungu has promised to start constructing the Olympic house to host all National Sports Federations. Ddungu says that he is to start on the campaign of sending a team in the 2012 Olympics in London. //Cue In: iWe have#i Cue Out: i#this cause.i// Nyangweso has been Olympic committee president since 1972. Others elected at UOC annual general assembly include Hajji Abbey Mubiru and William Tumwine as first and second presidents respectively. Penninnah Kabenge the chairperson of the National University Sports Federation has been elected Secretary General. Kabenge beat, Gabriel Oloka who has been holding the same position since 1994. Andrew Omala Geno is the committee's treasurer, after beating Salim Musoke Ssenkungu by 13 votes to seven. Sharifah Sanyu, Godfrey Nuwagaba, Tom Omongole and Ambrose Tashobya are the other new entrants on the Uganda Olympic committee. Dr Ntege Ssengendo says there was need to overhaul the entire UOC since Nyangweso and his people had over stayed in office. //Cue in: iIt's too early#i// Cue Out: i#of sports.i// Nyangweso ascended to office of the UOC presidency after his successful career in the national boxing championship in 1957, before he represented Uganda at Cardiff a year later. According to Ssengendo boxing had a fair representation during the reign of Nyangweso.