The race to lead Uganda’s oldest university has gotten tight with 13 candidates picking nomination forms, according to the Makerere university electoral commission spokesperson Abbey Kizito Abasi.
Unlike last year where there were only 12 males competing for the top seat, this time round, three females have also joined the race, giving thousands of students at the institution a myriad of options from where they can choose the most suitable candidate.
The candidates so far include Andrew Ssentale, Doreen Alituha, Henry Kihika, Simon Wanyera, Stephen Bukomeko, Emmanuel Kizito Luwukya, Mercy Faith Lakisa, Abdu Karim Zilitwaula, Lulican Agadi, James Kazungu, Paul Kato, Timothy Sambwa Ruth Nsubuga.
According to Abasi, the requirements for nomination which is ending today at 5pm include a non refundable fee of Shs 200,000, 3 passport photos, soft copy of the aspirants photo similar to the passport photos submitted earlier, a police letter to prove that the aspirant has no criminal record and a print out of the a candidate’s names as he or she wants it to appear on the ballot paper.
Tower Post will keep you updated about the race.