Battle for Presidency As FMU Elections Heat Up with Three Contenders


By Mwambazi lawrence

The stage is set for a thrilling showdown in the upcoming elections for the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU), scheduled for May with the exact date yet to be announced. Amidst anticipation and speculation, three formidable candidates have emerged to vie for the prestigious position of FMU President, promising a competitive race that could shape the future of motorsport in Uganda.

seasoned rally driver and rider parent John Burrows Lumu Vying for presidency

Leading the charge is rally driver John Burrows Lumu, a familiar name in the motorsport community. Lumu, known for his strong ties with competitors and a vision for fostering peace and unity within the sport, brings a fresh perspective and business acumen to the table. With a keen focus on strategic positioning and corporate branding, Lumu aims to revitalize the federation and secure much-needed sponsorship for the growth of motorsport. However, Lumu faces stiff competition from two seasoned contenders, each bringing their own unique strengths and visions for the fraternity.

Former rally driver  George Kagimu, a well-respected figure in both motorsport and political circles, presents a formidable challenge. As a former mayor of Mukono Municipality and past president of the federation, Kagimu boasts a track record of accomplishments during his tenure, including significant advancements in rallying and go-karting. His enduring passion for motorsport, coupled with his extensive experience and corporate connections, positions him as a frontrunner in the race.

Former rally driver George Kagimu also seeking the top job

Meanwhile, Jimmy Akena, a prominent motocross rider and Member of Parliament for Lira Municipality, emerges as a dynamic force in the electoral fray. With a strong advocacy for athlete welfare and the expansion of motorsport nationwide, Akena champions inclusivity and growth within the sport. His political stature and leadership roles within the Uganda Motocross Club and UPC party offer a unique advantage in navigating governmental channels and securing increased budgetary support for motorsport initiatives.

Jimmy Akena MP Lira Municipality vying for presisency

As the countdown to the elections begins, the motorsport fraternity eagerly awaits the outcome of this high-stakes race. With each candidate bringing their own vision and agenda to the forefront, the future direction of FMU hangs in the balance. Whether it’s Lumu’s focus on corporate partnerships, Kagimu’s passion for rallying, or Akena’s advocacy for athlete welfare, the incoming president will face a daunting task of steering the federation towards unity, prosperity, and excellence.

Amidst the electoral fervor, concerns over division and enmity within the motorsport community loom large. A recent court battle initiated by former rally driver Geofrey Nsamba underscores the urgency of restoring peace and stability within the sport. With the court set to deliver its verdict on April 19, the incoming FMU president will inherit the responsibility of healing rifts and fostering a culture of inclusivity and collaboration.

Beyond the race for the presidency, other key positions within the FMU leadership are also up for grabs. Notable contenders include Julious Hans , Joshua Mayanja, Reynold Kibira, and Jackson Sserwanga, among others, each vying for pivotal roles in shaping the future of motorsport in Uganda.

Julious Hans Serunjogi standing for Vice President

As the election date draws nearer, the motorsport community remains on edge, eagerly awaiting the announcement of the next FMU president. With the stakes higher than ever and the future of the sport hanging in the balance, the battleground for FMU elections promises to be nothing short of electrifying.

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