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Court rules FUFA elections to go ahead August 5

FUFA president Magogo.

KampalaUganda | GODFREY SSALI The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application that had sought to suspend the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) presidential elections on August 5, 2017.

Justice Henrietta Wolayo based her ruling on the fact that grass root elections are already in advanced stages.

Three FUFA fans led by Edwin Bazanye wanted the elections halted on grounds that their case challenging the FUFA electoral laws and guidelines issued by the National Council of Sports (NCS) will be rendered useless since they will have to await for another four years for the presidential term to lapse.

The fans had also challenged the fact that the current president Moses Magogo is re-contesting unopposed .

However, Justice Wolayo declined to agree with these fans and explained that the elected candidates can always be thrown out of office if court finds out in the main case that their election was based on irregularities.

She then ordered Bazanye and others to pay costs to FUFA president Magogo, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and the National Council of Sports .

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