KAMPALA, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has directed the executive members of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) to solve their squabbles internally.
IOC in a letter dated April 27, 2012 seen by Xinhua on Tuesday urged the UOC to urgently convene an Extraordinary General Assembly to solve the internal fighting.
"We have been informed of an extremely regrettable situation that is currently arising between some members/officers of your NOC. This conflict situation is essentially an internal matter that must be resolved shortly by and within your NOC," said the letter signed by IOC National Olympic Committee Relations Director, Pere Miro, and President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, Lassana Palenfo.
UOC is engulfed with internal squabbles which led to the UOC executive to suspend its president Rogers Ddungu last week. Ddungu who is accused of abuse of office and violation of the body's constitution vowed not to leave office.
Denis Galabuzi, the UOC vice president (technical), said that the national association has already called an extraordinary general assembly.
"This is a very good move by the IOC and we shall meet as an executive to fix the date for the Assembly," he said.
Ddungu maintained that his executive is power hungry.
"I know they are looking for a way how to get to the top as president, but this is not the proper way," he said.
IOC advised that the assembly will have to review, decide upon and resolve all pending issues which UOC is now facing, in accordance with the UOC constitution currently in force and the Olympic Charter.