Villa back down, postpone elections

SC Villa will not hold the earlier scheduled elections afterall.

The Jogoos were due to vote for a new president this just ended weekend as earlier stated by the Army MP Evelyn Asiimwe-led electoral committee.

The postponement followed intervention from domestic football governing body Fufa citing a breach of its statutes.

In order to ensure good governance, protect the interests of Sports Club Villa and return to normalcy, FUFA hereby requires the following;

“A comprehensive review, approval and/or ratification by Fufa of the statutes of the member before elections of the bodies of the said member may proceed to be organized,” reads in part a circular signed by Fufa CEO Edgar Watson.

“That the process of review, approval and/or ratification of the Statutes by Fufa and election of the bodies of the member are completed by 31st 2018.

Incumbent club president Ben Misagga had earlier questioned the keen interest from the federation and was determined to see to it that elections are held.

The club, however, had a change of heart going by a response from Villa CEO Ivan Kakembo.

“The club hereby puts on hold the planned club extraordinary fans meeting that was slated to take place on Sunday 8, July at Villa Park and the advertised club extraordinary Congress that was slated to take place on the Saturday 14, July in Masaka in order to comply with the Fufa requirements and to perfect the processes and this serves as an official notice to all football stakeholders.”

Only the Kanungu backed Sostin Atwine had declared official interest to stand against Misagga.

This was despite earlier interest from four others Edgar Agaba, former club striker Gibby Kalule Muhammad Bazirengedde and Misagga’s former vice president Dennis Mbidde who stayed away.