UMA’s leader Dr Oledo asked to stepdown
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
Uganda Medical Association president Dr Samuel Odong Oledo has been asked to step aside immediately to allow an independent investigation by the association’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee into his conduct.
This is after he last Saturday led a group of other medical practitioners to kneel and endorse President Museveni’s candidature for another term come 2026.
Dr Oledo is accused of using the association for his personal political gains to express his support for Mr Museveni and the ruling National Resistance Movement party which UMA members said compromises the association’s values.
But, in his defence before the National Governing Council, Dr Oledo who recently contested for MP of the East African Legislative Assembly but lost, said he attended the December 3 National Resistance Movement Youth Symposium at Kololo ceremonial grounds, Kampala in his personal capacity given that he’s a member of the ruling party and supporter of President Museveni.