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UMA members vote Dr Oledo out of office

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Members of the Uganda Medical Association have voted to suspend their president Dr Samuel Oledo for four years and voted Dr Edith Nakku-Jolobo to replace him.

Dr Oledo was on the spot for leading a group of intern doctors to publicly endorse President Yoweri Museveni to run for the presidency in 2026. His actions triggered concern among health professionals and the public, drawing wide condemnation on social media.

Following the incident, members of the association led by Dr Ronald Kazibwe started collecting signatures for a petition to allow them to call for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the matter as the association constitution stipulates.

Yesterday, 98 per cent of the doctors who attended an Extraordinary General Meeting voted that Dr Oledo had breached articles three and seven of the association constitution and decided to remove him from office as the president and suspend his membership for four years.

The Association General Secretary Dr Herbert Luswata confirmed the decisions reached during the Sunday General Meeting and said a detailed statement would be delivered during a press conference to be held today.