The chairperson of Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda Dr. Miria Matembe has tendered in her resignation letter after serving the non-governmental organization since 2019.
In a letter dated January 25, 2022, addressed to the Secretary of the Board, Robert Sempala, Matembe’s resignation took effect immediately.
Matembe’s resignation comes at a time when Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda -CCEDU is currently under suspension from conducting election-related activities over allegations that the organization has been partisan in conducting its activities, which is in breach of electoral observation guidelines.
Matembe noted in her resignation notice that under her leadership, she has spearheaded several practical steps to overturn the suspension by responding to issues raised by government, but this has not materialized.
She noted that in her understanding, the suspension is about her political ideas and beliefs and therefore saw it fit for her resign in the interest of the organization. END.