Monday, April 09, 2007
Makerere guild elections; Mugagga Accept defeat
Makerere University has come to light once again after a historical election that ushered in a female Guild President.

Susan Abbo of the Democratic Party (DP) led the polls with 3,570 votes (44.4%) followed by Remi Mugagga of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), 2,761 votes (34.41%) and Andrew Tayebwa, 1,235 votes (15.3%).

Another lady in the race was Violet Acumo of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) polled 149 votes (1.84%) in a race of 17 candidates.

Abbo, a third-year law student and resident of Africa Hall, becomes the third female guild president in the over 80-year-old university. The first female president was Norah Njuba (1987/88) and the second was Sarah Kigongo (1998/99).

A surprise came when Remi Mugagga of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) protested the election results, that later culminated into violence that called for police intervention by firing bullets in the space to restore the situation before it could go out hand.

Today, Mugagga thinks of battling Abbo in the Courts of law. The court move will be a waste of time, since there is a clear line of the winner.

I think Mugagga should accept the results as a learned friend and accept the wide gap of defeat.
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  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger Jane

    Aspirant guild presidents stand on political party lines?

    I thought before, that Makerere guild president elections were going to aim low someday, never did I imagine that they will be digging wells...

    Anywayz, congs to the new elected female prez