Busoga royal chiefs have set August 27 as the date for the election of a substantive Kyabazinga.
Busoga Kingdom has been embroiled in a leadership dispute since the death of Henry Wako Muloki, the late Kyabazinga in September 2008.
A group of Busoga loyalists rushed and enthroned his son Columbus Wako Wambuzi drawing protests from a section of royal chiefs saying the position is not hereditary.
As a result, another group enthroned William Gabula Nadiope throwing Busoga chiefdom in confusion. Elections were held twice to elect a new Kyabanzinga but they suffered a setback due to lack of quorum.
According to the Busoga constitution, a minimum of eight royal chiefs elect a Kyabazinga from the five Abaise Ngobi chiefs of Busoga. Daudhi Kaunhe Wakhooli, the acting Kyabanzinga says a date has been set for the election of a substantive Kyabazinga.
He explains that Prince Columbus Wambuzi is ineligible to stand since the position is not hereditary because his father was the former Kyabazinga.
However, Wambuzi says the proposed election is illegal. He says in May 2014, Jinja high court upheld his election on 31st October saying it was in line with the Busoga constitution.
George Mutyabule, the speaker Busoga Kingdom says it is good a date has been set for the election of the Kyabazinga, which he believes will bring an end to the disagreements in the kingdom.
Fred Ngobi Gume, the Jinja LC V chairperson faults the 11 chiefs for failing to sit and elect a leader from among them for the past six years. He hopes the proposed elections will bring sanity in the Busoga kingdom leadership.
Proscovia Salaamu Musimba, the Kamuli LC V Chairperson says this is the chance for Busoga leadership to sprout again and blossom.
Yasin Waguma Ntembe, the chief of Butembe says Busoga needs a Kyabazinga who will be embraced by all Basoga in order to foster development. He calls on the chiefs to elect an all embracing Kyabazinga.
Those eligible for the elections are Prince William Gabula Nadiope from Bugabula chiefdom, Prince Patrick Ngobi Izimba from Kigulu chiefdom, Prince Tabingwa Nabwana from Luuka chiefdom and Prince Nkono of Bukono Chiefdom.