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Chaos Mars Nomination of Banyole Cultural Leader

All was well until a group of youths allied to Muyagu led by Richard Muyagu stormed the district headquarters and attempted to block the nomination of Professor Ely Chomi on grounds that he stays outside the district and can’t be their leader.

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A group of youths disrupted the nomination of candidates for the position of Bunyole cultural leader at Butaleja District Headquarters on Monday.

The nominees included Benedict Muyagu, the former Butaleja District LC V Chairperson and Professor Elly Chomi Wessana, a lecturer at Kabaale University. 

The nominations were conducted by John Higenyi, the Chairperson Bunyole Kingdom Electoral Commission.

All was well until a group of youths allied to Muyagu led by Richard Muyagu stormed the district headquarters and attempted to block the nomination of Professor Ely Chomi on grounds that he stays outside the district and can’t be their leader.   

They argued that Professor Chomi’s identity card shows that he is a resident of Kabale district. 

Richard Muyagu also claimed that Chomi had bribed members of Bunyole Cultural Electoral Commission and clan leaders to favor him in the elections.

Muhammad Bajaji, another youth claimed that Prof. Chomi was too old to lead them.  

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Godfrey Nyilila, another youth accused Chomi’s camp of mixing cultural matters with politics, saying it will fuel division in the district.  He vowed together with others not to allow political matters to dent their cultural institution.  

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Shortly after the nominations, Professor Chomi condemned the behaviors of the youths who want to retard the progress of the cultural institution. He said there was no need to disrupt the nomination process since he is also a son of the soil.

 

Ben Muyagu called for calm among his supporters and promised to unite the Banyole once he is elected cultural leaders. John Higenyi, the Chairperson of Bunyole Cultural Electoral Comission, said elections of the cultural are not a do or die affair. 

He asked candidates to exercise restraint and engage in mature campaigns. The elections of the Bunyole cultural leader is set for Saturday 21, September 2019.