Pupoted Bugisu cultural leader boycotts reconciliatory meeting
By: Melanie Aanyu
Mike Mudoma, one of those claiming to be the legitimately elected Umukuka III in the Inzu ya Masaba Cultural Institution has boycotted the latest reconciliation efforts to get one leader.
The latest efforts currently ongoing in Mbale City despite Mudoma’s boycott is being spearheaded by Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders Forum under the leadership of, His Highness, Isabaruuli the King of Buluuri, Izonzi Mwogeza Butamanya.
The boycott was confirmed on Saturday, 5th November, 2022 by Richard Wambende from Mike Mudoma’s camp who described the boycott as intentional.
Wambende also said that Bamasaba are wise people and they elected Mudoma as their cultural leader by following all laws so they see no reason for reconciliation.
The current move by the Isabaruuli follows the two years’ impasse where both Mike Mudoma and John Amuram Wagabyalire claim leadership of the cultural institution and many efforts to bring together the two have failed.
While speaking to media over the weekend at Masaba cultural institution located at Malukhu in Mbale city, Sabaruuli blamed Mike Mudoma for shunning the meetings without any reason.
He added that this will not deter him from continuing with his work saying that on Monday (today, 7th November, 2022) he will organize the election between the two rivals after which he will take the name of the winner to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development for gazettement.