President Yoweri Museveni has urged the new Kyabazinga of Busoga His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope the IV to unite his people and rally them for development saying so much time has been lost and yet there is too much work to be done.
The President was recently meeting a delegation of sixteen Kingdom officials from Busoga led by the newly elected King H.H. William Gabula at State House Entebbe.
He congratulated them upon the successful election of their king, and added that in the past, elections had a problem of quorum.
Kyabazinga Wako Muloki died on September 1, 2008 and ever since the kingdom has been embroiled in a bitter succession wrangle. Two princes have laid claim to the throne; Prince Edward Columbus Wambuzi the heir to Muloki and Prince William Gabula Nadiope IV, the heir to former Kyabazinga, Sir William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope III.
Gabula was elected recently by the 10 hereditary chiefs during a Royal Chiefs Council held at The Obwa Kyabazinga bwa Busoga headquarters at Bugembe in Jinja district.
‘’I congratulate you upon your victory. You had the quorum of ten people who voted for you as required by the constitution’’ he said.
The president commended the paramount chiefs upon the achievement and urged them to unite the people of Basoga to support the kingdom for development instead of splitting them.
The newly elected Kyabazinga His Highness William Gabula thanked his Excellency the President for securing peace in Basoga Region and Uganda at large. He pledged to be the unifying factor in Busoga and to reconcile his people for the good and future of Busoga.
The official coronation date has been scheduled for September 13th, 2014.