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Ssemboga Declared Mak Guild President

In the overall tally announced by Makerere University, Electoral Commission Chairman, Kenneth Isabirye, Ssemboga scored 4247 votes followed by his closest rival, Bazil Mwotta Biddemu who polled 2863 votes.
Police formed a ring around the polling station

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Roy Ssemboga has been declared Makerere University Guild president elect amidst heavy Military and Police deployment. Ssemboga was declared winner on Friday evening following fresh polls in the School of Education.

 

He polled only 35 votes out of the registered 1904 voters in the School of Education, while his rival, Mwotta Bazil Biddemu polled 45 votes.

 

 

In the overall tally announced by Makerere University, Electoral Commission Chairman, Kenneth Isabirye, Ssemboga scored 4247 votes followed by his closest rival, Bazil Mwotta Biddemu who polled 2863 votes.

 

 

Simon Ssenyonga came third with 1133 votes, followed by Mandela Nkunda 472 votes, Umar Nsubuga 462 votes, Brian Nasala 457 and Fred Luyinda with 266 votes amongst others. Biddemu said most of the voters shunned the polls citing lack of transparency in the electoral process.

 

 

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Donald Maasa, a former law student and Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister awaiting graduation, says the fresh polls were marred with irregularities.

 

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 He says the heavy presence of security also presents a lot of challenges.

 

 

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Two students arrested including Joshua Mbagoire and another only identified as Jonah were picked up for electoral violence. Mbagoire was arrested for grabbing a ballot box and throwing it away.

 

 

Jackson Mucunguzi, the Chief Security Officer Makerere University confirmed the arrest of the two students, but denied that the heavy deployment was meant to intimidate voters.

 

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The fresh elections at the School of Education followed an order issued by Justice Stephen Musota upholding an earlier ruling by the Makerere University tribunal hold fresh elections citing multiple irregularities.

 

 

Mwotta Biddemu Bazil who had contested the tribunal ruling and sought a court injunction lost the case when it was dismissed with costs.

 

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