As the days narrow down towards the touchline of the Gulu University guild election process under the official hash tag #guluuniversitydecides19, tension has built up in the various camps. Following the failure of the University dean, Mr. Mpora Christopher to endorse the “People Power” affiliated candidate, Mr. Ntabazi Imuran to contest for the guild presidential seat 2019/2020, the university has been served with an application for a judicial review that is slated for 6th May 2019. The alleged victim, Mr. Imuran has been accused of always behaving in manners that contrast with university policies as stated by the dean of students.
The application seeks to see the electoral processes halted before Mr. Imuran is allowed to continue with his nomination and then to contest for the big man’s seat at Gulu University as guild president 2019/2020. Springing from the application, two more applications were drafted and presented with one seeking temporary injunction misc. application No.51 2019 on all guilds’ electoral activities until the main application for judicial review is heard dated for hearing on 25th April 2019 at Gulu high court.
The second is an interim injunction set for hearing on 03/04/2019 at 9:00am at Gulu High court under miscellaneous No. 52 yielding from the application of a temporary review presented by Nimungu Associated Advocates.On the condition that the interim injunction is granted by Gulu high court, this will see all guild presidential election activities halted.
Mr. Kilama Calvin, an associate with Nimungu Associated Advocates told Campus bee that all the three applications were served and delivered to the university successfully though no reply had been received at the time of the interview.
This conundrum will see heavy financial implications shoved down other contestants’ pockets given the increased need to hold more meetings, discussions and consultations that have helped convey their respective political ambitions and aspirations to their voters as relates to the future of Gulu University.
By Nakwasa Robinson