Mak guild poll update: Vote counting has begun

Vot counting is under way at the 28 polling stations at Makerere University. The counting follows the voting exercise which took place between 8am and 5pm. However, voting began as late as 10am at some polling stations.

Final results from the grand tally are expected by 9pm.

Mak guild elections underway

Makerere University students are today voting for their 80th guild president. The voting follows 18 days of vigorous public rallies and campaigns.

Yesterday, fun and music covered the Freedom Square at the final rally while campaigns went through the night at the different halls and hostels.

Meanwhile, the voting which started as late as 9am at some polling stations, is moving on smoothly. Candidates and their supporters continue to campaign even at polling stations.

How FDC failed to front candidate in Mak guild race

Six days to the March 19th guild presidential election at Makerere University, it now clear that the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has failed to front a candidate.

FDC, the party which brought the outgoing guild president Ann Adeke will not be represented on the ballot paper in the next Wednesday poll.

On February 26th, the party president, Mr. Mugisha Muntu was the chief witness in an event that saw Andrew Mujinya declared the party’s flag bearer.

I am Not NRM: minister Onzima’s daughter tells Makerereans

The Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) candidate in the Makerere guild presidential race, Ms. Sarah Aseru has said she is not NRM, though her father is.

There have been rumours that Aseru, a daughter to State minister for local government, Alex Onzima belongs to the National Resistance Movement just like her father.

Responding to a question from fellow candidate, independent Nicholas Nanyenya, at the Guild Presidential Candidates’ Debate at Makerere University Main Hall, Aseru said that though she has a relationship with NRM, she chose a different path.

Complex keen to produce first female guild president

Complex Hall will struggle to have their first guild president in the March 19 poll.

Through Sarah Aseru of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) and Lillian Aber (independent), the hall will seek to have a guild president to their name.

Whereas Aseru comfortably sailed through the UYD primaries, Aber lost to Andrew Mujinya in the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) primaries.

Aseru vs. Aber: Who will be Makerere’s 5th female president?

Two females are in the Makerere University guild race to replace Ann Adeke, a fellow female.

They are Sarah Aseru, the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) candidate and Lillian Aber, an independent
The female candidates come from Complex Hall which has never produced a guild president.

If either candidate wins this race, Makerere may not only see the fifth female guild president but also two female guild presidents in a row, for the very first time in the history of the 91-year old institution.

Four students injured in Mak guild rally

Four students of Makerere University were on March 6th injured in an accident along Stuart Road just, a few meters outside Lumumba Hall.

The over speeding car, registration number UAQ 660/Mrammed into a group of about 100 students who were escorting Bwowe Ivan Kakungulu (in poster), an independent candidate in an after-rally drive, heading to areas of Wandegeya, Kikoni, KikumiKikumi and Nakulabye.

The Makerere university police commander OC JacksonMucunguzi says the culprit deliberately drove into a mass of students for reasons well known to him.

Fate of FDC candidate to be decided today

The office of the Academic Registrar and the board for the School of Computing and Informatics Technology will today Friday, March 7th meet to decide whether Andrew Mujinya, the Forum for Democratic Change candidate is eligible for election as Makerere’s next guild president.

Mujinya’s troubles follow a petition by Lillian Aber, who lost to Mujinya in the quest for the FDC ticket.

The trouble, according to Aber was that Mujinya had a retake and was therefore not fit as for election as guild president as per the rules governing guild elections.

How greed, intrigue, selfishness and untold despair have eaten up students in the 2014 Guild race

Forum for Democratic Change’s flag bearer, Andrew Mujinya yesterday joined NRM’s Boniface Mbabazi in the coolers at Makerere University’s Police Station over alleged fraud

The duo are said to have forged academic documents as a way to creep through not only their party primaries but also the students’ electorate to become next Guild president.

Drama ensued immediately after Mujinya’s candidature was frustrated by the Michael Byemero led Electoral Commission.

The EC General Secretary, Harris Justus Akampurira said that no candidate with queries would be spared.

NRM’s Mbabazi arrested over forgery as he awaits dismissal

Trouble continues to haunt Mbabazi Boniface Junior, the embattled NRM flag bearer in the 2014 Guild elections at Makerere University after he was arrested and detained for alleged forgery of academic documents.

Mbabazi who was thrown out of the 2014/2015 race was this morning arrested by the ASP Jackson Mucunguzi the O/C Makerere University Police Station.

“We have arrested him to aid the investigations into a case where he is suspected to have forged academic papers from Nasser Road,” Mucunguzi said.