Students’ leaders at Makerere University last night exercised their rights by voting in new guild leaders to take charge of the guild elections. After the elections, the 82nd guild lead by Roy Ssemboga was dissolved.
The mood turned celebratory at new guild electoral commission election last night in Food Science and Technology Conference Hall on Friday, as Speaker Imuran Kasujja announced the victors of the electoral commission charged with conducting elections for next guild.
The first big roar of cheers filled the conference hall when the Daniel Amanya was announced the winner of the Commissioner for finance.
In the final poll, a five member team will be headed by Isaac Otuko who emerged the new EC boss deputized by Barbara Nakaggwa. Kizito Abaasi as the PRO and Joseph Kafuuma as the Secretary while Daniel Amanya is headed to over the commission’s finances.
The new guild electoral commission will be charged to conduct guild elections in the first 50 days of the semester according to the guild constitution.
In a tightly contested race, Otuko Isaac who has been chairman Livingstone Hall carried the race with 45 votes to be declared the new Makerere Electoral Commission Chairperson. His closest rival Emmanuel Asiimwe got 30 votes while Meishomabi Justus got 02 votes.
Barbra Nakaggwa became the Vice Chairperson of the electoral commission by scoring 40 votes against her main challenger Samali Zilibaggwa who got 38.
Of the four that stood for the Secretary to the Commission, Allan Kabale got 4 votes, Anthony Atwiine got 19 while Daniel Musherure got 24 in the second position. The overall winner was Joseph Kafuuma who scored 28 votes.
Jubilant Daniel Amanya got 30 votes winning the position of Commissioner for finance. He was followed by in the second position by Elly Ssekidde with 21 ballots. In the 3rd position former international affairs minister Shema Emmanuel with 18 ballots while Andrew Amanya got 8 ballots.
Abaasi Kizito, the former guild information Minister took the public relations job after bagging 50 votes followed by the former guild clerk Owen Natukunda with 13 votes. Jamilu Muzinga got 10 ballots while Rasita Musika Darwin Ford got 3 votes and Patrick Ipola in the trail with only 2 votes cast in his favor.
With the election of the new guild electoral commission last night, it meant the dissolution of the guild cabinet. The guild leadership will now be in the hands of the caretaker government headed by the 82nd guild speaker Imuran Kassuja.