The University of Makerere has announced the re-election of its student leaders.
It is recalled that on the 14th of July 2022, this is the time when the students of the university had to vote. Still, unfortunately, the election did not go smoothly after the students protested which led to the shooting of one student by law enforcement.
The student who was shot dead in the campaign riots was Betungura Bewatte, unfortunately, he was not studying at the university, he was a student at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono.
Since the situation escalated, which led to the Makerere University Executive Council, led by Vice Chancellor Barnabus Nuwangwe, suspending the elections at the university, before calming the tense situation.
Now the student head of the electoral commission at Makerere University. Nsoobanyi Edrine announced at a press conference at the university that the election would be resumed on the 30th of this month with online voting.
Nsoobanyi said all students, who are interested in leading the students, must submit their applications by 5 pm Wednesday 23rd November 2022
The chairman of the electoral commission, also urged the students this time, to be calm so that they can elect their leaders, because what happened was very shocking Dulton Kisule, the lawyer for the electoral commission at the university, said there has been a major challenge, with the lack of leaders, which has hampered the students' studies. However, in this election, students will participate in the election, without any political parties, and the posters they will print are discouraged not to put political party symbols, because, in the previous elections, political parties led to escalation.
The election will be the 88th since the establishment of Makerere University and, according to the chairman of the electoral commission Nsopbanya Edrine, 2000 students are expected to participate in the election.
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