UMA Postpone Elections After king Saha Legal Threat

May 21, 2022
UMA electoral commission chairman, Mr. Jeff Geoffrey Ekongo (L), Halima Namakula (R)

UMA electoral commission chairman, Mr. Jeff Geoffrey Ekongo (L), Halima Namakula (R)

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.

King Saha
King Saha

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.

UMA letter confirming postponement of elections.

King Saha missed today’s public presidential televised debate, only Mutebi Ramathan (Lord Bitemu) and Cinderella Sanyu (Cindy) attended.

 Cindy at Presidential debate today
Cindy at Presidential debate today

UMA 2022-2024 Nominated Candidates

President:

Cinderella Sanyu (Cindy) 

Ssemanda Manisul (King Saha)

Mutebi Ramathan (Lord Bitemu)

Vice president:

Kusiima Irene

Hanson Baliruno Madela

Ojambo Andrew (Daddy Andre)

Mukibi Sadat (Khalifa Aganaga)

Secretary:

Ampaire Allan (Toniks)

Sempija Dan (Omukunja Atasera)

Phina Mugerwa (Masanyalaze)

Treasurer:

Kigozi Willam George (Geosteady)

Kyaggabirwa Geoffrey (Chagga)

Special Cluster representatives:

Women Affairs:

Namatovu Irene

Youth representatives:

Muyinda Ramah (Baba Raa)

Junjju Isma (Jajja Galaba)

Nakisige Shamim

Kadongokamu & Culture Representatives:

Adbul Mulasi

Nabwami Grace

Dancehall, Raggae & ragga Representative:

Kategira David (Ras Dee)

Sifaayo David (Master Parrot)

Elvis Kirya (Vampino)

Band Representative:

Sarah Zawedde (Zawee)

Ronald Mayinja

Ssemujju Noah (Flame)

Gospel/Religious representative:

Lanek Denis (President Lanek)

HipHop Representative:

Katongolle Derrick (Victor Kamenyo)

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