Aspiring guild presidents and other future student leaders have continued pushing their manifestos to voters despite the one month closure of all educational institutions over Coronavirus. The aspiring leaders have taken this opportunity to create awareness about Coronavirus and later conclude by requesting students to vote for them via Whatsapp, a popular instant messaging platform.
Custom made stickers have already been created by aspiring leaders which are forwarded to several groups and inboxes of fellow students.
Makerere’s Derrick Obed, Judith Nalukwago (aspiring guild presidents) and MUBS’ Julia Muhumuza won’t let the Corona isolation month affect their campaigns. Other aspirants have as well jumped on board despite not knowing when the guild lections will be held.
Just like the real campaigns, Whatsapp groups have been filled with hilarious jokes, audio notes, propaganda about competitors and above all, posters of aspiring leaders are allover the messaging platform.
It should be recalled that all guild elections for universities that had not elected 2020 leaders were pushed ahead following President Museveni’s directive to have all educational institutions closed for a month in a bid to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
Universities like Kyambogo, Makerere, MUBS among others are expected to vote for their leaders when they report back to campus. The listed universities have no leaders as the previous ones’ tenure in office expired already.