The High Court in Kampala has set conditions to be met before the SC Villa elections suspended last week are allowed to resume.
One Brenda Nambalirwa Kalema petitioned the court for an interim order to halt the elections for a new president for the most successful club in Uganda and the court subsequently granted the order.
However, in Nambalira has entered a deal with the Registered Trustees of Villa Members Trust to have the case withdrawn from court.
“The respondent(Registered Trustees of Villa Members Trust) shall reopen the process of registration of members. The respondent shall give its members an opportunity to verify the voters’ register and membership status of the registered voters,” the court order says.
As part of the consent order, the High Court has also directed that all members on the current electoral commission be recalled and new members appointed.
“The respondent shall ensure that there is sensitization of the members on the new voting process.”
The court also directed that an interim committee be put in place to take charge of the day to day activities of the club.
The contest for the next SC Villa president is between marketer Denis Mbidde and lawyer Medard Lubega Sseggona.
Whereas Sseggona promises to build the club on principles of a community club, allocation and separation of powers and duties to install a facilitated administrative secretariat if elected as new president, Mbidde, who has vast experience in marketing says he wants to develop football at SC Villa through sponsorships, private sector, and other partners but also improve eefficiency and professionalism at both local and continental competitions at the club.
By electing a new president, the most successful club in Ugandan football will be bringing to an end the interim leadership since 2018 when the then president Ben Misagga left the position