Ssewanyana Nelson , a student who was aspiring to become the 87th Guild President of Makerere University says he will no longer contest for the post after losing NUP Party primary elections on Monday, 1st November, 2021.
“On Monday, 1st Nov, we chose to participate in the NUP MAK chapter primaries election in which we put up a spirited fight but unfortunately lost the primaries. As young people of this nation, it is just prudent of us to set precedence for the future generations to act better than the past generations have. Politics and leadership shouldn’t be a tag of war, it shouldn’t be a do or die my dear friends.
I on that note choose to follow the party position on the hotly contested issue,” Ssewanyana said.
Ssewanyana says he will continue to cooperate and push on with colleagues soon taking up the students leadership so that all those promises he made to his supporters as president can be realized.
“I have a personal conviction that as a generation, we can change our country, let events not obscure us from seeing the ultimate goal of A NEW UGANDA,” he says.
He has commended people who have supported him so far and urged them to support Nambassa Shamim for the Guild Presidential race.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you colleagues for the vast amount of energy and commitment you have put in our campaign so far.
There is nothing to campare to vast sacrifices you have made for the campaign you believed in from inception, I truly appreciate my friends,”
“I also seek for forgiveness incase of any mishaps that could have arisen on the campaign trail, we deeply regret so.
For the vast amount of Makerereans to whom we reached out expressing our commitment to use all forms of expertise and experiences to advance the students struggle, we are still committed to it and we shall keep pushing to make this place(Makerere University) better than we found it,” Ssewanyana added.
Ssewanyana scooped 20 votes in the NUP Primary elections while Shamim got 31 votes.