Health & Fitness Coach Eddie Okila has announced interest to stand for the presidential seat in the coming Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) elective Congress slated for the 31st of January 2021 at the UOC Lugogo complex.
Okilia had earlier turned down the opportunity to stand for UVF presidency and opted for the District Associations representative of Wakiso District volleyball, an arm of the UVF. However, he has now opted to stand for a third time after losing out in the previous two elective Congresses in the same bid.
In a conversation with inside volleyball Okilia has shown interest in standing for the position and show what how he wants to develop the game of volleyball which he has supported, served and followed for quite along period of time.
“I am announcing today my candidacy for the Presidency of the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF). The UVF has the mission to govern and manage in Uganda, all forms of Volleyball which include Beach Volleyball and Park Volleyball through professional planning and world-class organisation, marketing and promotional activities; it aims to develop Volleyball as a major entertainment sport in the country,” Okila told Inside Volleyball.
“Since 1996, I have been in and around volleyball, serving and also observing.
It is with this image that I begin this campaign for UVF President 2021-2024,” he added.
Eddie Okilia now takes the number of candidates contesting for the presidential seat to three alongside a returning Sadik Nasiwu and the incumbent Hadijja Namanda.
The other positions for contention are the 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, Treasure, Club Representative (3) and District Associations Representatives (3).
The elections will be conducted at the elective Congress on 31st January 2021 at the UOC Lugogo complex.