The Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) Electoral committee has postponed elections following Ssemanda Manisul aka King Saha legal threat.
UMA electoral commission chairman, Mr. Jeff Geoffrey Ekongo set today, May 21 for public presidential debate and May 23 as the voting day but King Saha contested.
Yesterday, through his lawyers, Lukwago & Co. Advocates, King Saha complained to the chairperson, UMA electoral Commission citing what he called unfair online voting.
He argued that UMA;
(A) Has failed to vail him with the voters’ register.
(B) Failed to display the voter’ register for scrutiny, update and verification.
(C) No reason to conduct elections online and objects to online voting.
(D) Failed to conduct civic education for purposes of equipping candidates and voters with technical and basic knowlwdge regarding online voting.
(E) Failed to establish measures to ensure credibility of online polling or guarantee a free and fair election.
And asked the UMA chairman to postpone elections. In bid to conduct free and fair elections, Mr. Geoffrey Ekongot postponed the elections to streamline the voting process.
He explained that as an association, they recommend more time for candidates to understand the process.
The elections have been postponed for more 14 days from May 23 to June 6.
King Saha missed today’s public presidential televised debate, only Mutebi Ramathan (Lord Bitemu) and Cinderella Sanyu (Cindy) attended.
UMA 2022-2024 Nominated Candidates
Cinderella Sanyu (Cindy)
Ssemanda Manisul (King Saha)
Mutebi Ramathan (Lord Bitemu)
Hanson Baliruno Madela
Ojambo Andrew (Daddy Andre)
Mukibi Sadat (Khalifa Aganaga)
Ampaire Allan (Toniks)
Sempija Dan (Omukunja Atasera)
Phina Mugerwa (Masanyalaze)
Kigozi Willam George (Geosteady)
Kyaggabirwa Geoffrey (Chagga)
Special Cluster representatives:
Muyinda Ramah (Baba Raa)
Junjju Isma (Jajja Galaba)
Kadongokamu & Culture Representatives:
Dancehall, Raggae & ragga Representative:
Kategira David (Ras Dee)
Sifaayo David (Master Parrot)
Elvis Kirya (Vampino)
Sarah Zawedde (Zawee)
Ssemujju Noah (Flame)
Lanek Denis (President Lanek)
Katongolle Derrick (Victor Kamenyo)
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