Yiga Ismail, a second-year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) student is the Guild President-Elect of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Kampala Campus.
Yiga defeated Katongole Abdul Hakim during online elections using E-voting platform held on Saturday, 2nd October, 2021. The Guild President-Elect scooped 292 votes against Katongole’s 181 votes.
Speaking in an interview with Campus Bee after the announcement of the final results, Yiga vowed to promote unity, inclusiveness, empower women among others during his term in office.
“My manifesto was formed basing on the different stake holders opinions which are the students in different faculties, so I believe together as a team we will make our objectives a success. They include promotion of unity among students, tuition aid program,representation and inclusiveness, female empowermentInternet accessibility and skills development etc,” the Guild President elect told Campus Bee.
Nakitende Lailah, a third-year Bachelor of Laws student is the Lady Vice Guild President-Elect after defeating Nabukeera Kuluthum. Leilah amassed 234 votes against Kuluthum’s 188 votes.Lutaaya Shafik Kiganda, a second-year Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration is the Sports Minister Elect after defeating Kayiza Mubaraka and Mukasa Faiswal. Kiganda managed 202 votes while Faiswal and Mubarak got 164 and 43 respectively.
Over 2000 registered students were expected to exercise their constitutional right but only less than 1000 students voted. The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission at IUIU Kampala Campus Semwanga Abdulratif says many students failed to vote because most of them failed to access the voting codes.
The EC boss, however, says the elections were credible and fair. The Guild President-Elect is expected to be sworn in soon. Before the swearing-in ceremony, the Guild President will appoint the Cabinet and State/Deputy Ministers to help him run the Islamic University Students’ Union (IUSU) Government Kampala Campus 2021-2022 diligently.