All Set for USPA Polls As Senyange, Sabiiti Face Off

Barring a last-minute entrant, the stage is set for Leon Senyange and Sabiiti Muwanga to battle it out for the presidency of the Uganda Sports Press Association (Uspa).

The umbrella body for sports journalists goes to polls tomorrow at Cardinal Wamala hall at Christ The King in Kampala with two of the four elective positions up for grabs. Senyange lost to outgoing president Mark Namanya four years ago and is keen to bounce back now that Namanya is ineligible and taking a break after serving two two-year terms.

Meanwhile, Sabiiti has positioned himself as the seamless heir after serving as vice president for the past four years. Both share similar ideas in their manifestos such as a Uspa Sacco but Senyange pledges to revive journalism awards as well as activating Uspa secretariat whereas Sabiiti is pledging continuity on top of making it an all-inclusive body for sports journalists.

It is likely to be a close contest given the constant manoeuvring of both candidates, who have left no stone unturned in the bid to persuade undecided voters. Another likely showdown will be between Patrick Kanyomozi and Johnson Were, who are vying for the position of general secretary.

Fighting to replace Swalley Kenyi, both have previously served in the Uspa executive with Kanyomozi an assistant secretary while Were was one time the organizing secretary. However, current organizing secretary Mubarak Kivumbi is likely to be unopposed having taken over the reins just two years ago.

The same applies to treasurer Robert Magembe, who is yet to get an opponent.

Source : The Observer

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