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.
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
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
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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
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.