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Umukuka Dismisses Purpoted Election of His Successor

On Sunday afternoon, Mushikori told journalists at the Bamasaba Cultural Institution head office at Malukhu in Mbale City that he wasn’t aware of the purported election.
11 Oct 2020 15:24
Bob Mushikori, the outgoing Bamasaba cultural leader has distanced himself from the purported election of his successor. It comes a few days after a faction of the Bamasaba Cultural Institution led by the embattled Speaker; Nelson Wedayila announced the election of Jude Mudoma as the new Umukuka following the expiry of Mushikori’s term of office on June 26th, 2020. 

Wedayila told journalists mid this week that Bamasaba clan heads had convened at Bungokho Mutoto Sub-county headquarters and elected Mudoma as Umukuka III. However, on Sunday afternoon, Mushikori told journalists at the Bamasaba Cultural Institution head office at Malukhu in Mbale City that he wasn’t aware of the purported election. 

He described the entire process as a sham and appealed to the Bamasaba to shun those behind it. He also blasted Wedayila and his group, saying their agenda is to divide the Bamasaba for their selfish interests. Francis Nabutayi, the Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Umukuka, said they plan to elect the new Umukuka in line with their constitution before the end of November this year.

In his response, Jude Mudoma, advised the Bamasaba cultural institution to seek court redress if they are dissatisfied with his election. He insisted that 33 of the 55 Basamaba clan heads elected him as the next Umukuka and advised Mushikori to prepare his handover.