By Our Reporter
Tears and cheers rocked IUIU main campus yesterday as the University Coordinator declared the post of the recently elected guild president, Muyindi Kassim vacant. This comes after a group of unknown students petitioned the Shura committee (the varsity electoral commission) claiming that Muyindi didn’t have the necessary credentials as provided for in the Islamic University Student Union constitution.
These include having a clean record as regards to retakes among other requirements. The Shura Committee has been carrying out “underground investigations”.
Consequently, Muyindi was summoned on Tuesday. Before him was the whole committee with their witnesses. He had a retake in Administrative Law taught by a one Mr Magomu Nassur of Faculty of Law, it’s alleged he convinced the lecturer to make alterations of his marks from 45% initially to 69% and write a letter to the committee making relevant adjustment.
The dean Faculty of Law was present as all this was revealed to Kassim. In addition, Mr Magomu too was called. He confessed, pinning the accused till he saw all sorts of defense could no longer carry water. When asked why he did this, Kassim replied, “Even if it were you at such a time, what would you do?” he asked, indicating fraudulent intent.
Yesterday (Thursday) at 4:00pm, a public assembly was called at the University Management Shade just adjacent to the main library to officially reveal the latest events to the student population. In the presence of the Vice rector Academics, University outgoing Guild Matanda and the students who turned up en mass. The University Coordinator ushered the bad news (or should we say good news) at exactly 4:13pm, Muyindi Kassim’s regime, not even two months old, just weeks after swearing in and appointing a cabinet, had come to an end.
A bitter fiery reaction both from the bees and drones was evidenced, mixed with cheers and tears especially from the females. Top on the students’ agenda was at least causing some chaos which was unsuccessful as Police was already deployed around the campus.
The administration welcomed the students views on the issue, where the majority opted for an exception be given to Kassim, while others proposed that the recently defeated Mujjuzzi takeover. The recently elected Speaker of the Law Students society stood up and insisted that the provisions in the Students constitution, which provide that in case of a scenario such as this, fresh polls be conducted. A fiery exchange of words between the addressee and the addressers continued, provoking shocking revelations. One student boldly asked, “How come the previous Guild presidents like Matanda Abubaker and his predecessor too had retakes but their regimes weren’t nullified?” a question that attracted the most cheers, with those next to the babes closing their ears for a moment.
The coordinator couldn’t hold all this and invited the Vice Rector academics to make final remarks before the assembly that was now turning rowdy could be concluded. On the issue of Matanda, he struck the iron when it was still hot by inviting the accused who was at the moment had an anxiety attack to give his defense. He said, “I have never gotten a retake in my life!!!” attracting boos from the angry masses. The V.R warned of such allegations against Abubaker as they would affect his status as President UNSA, attracting a little silence from the crowd before they could get back to hurling insults at him.
In his concluding remarks, the University vice Rector assured the students that the university operations are not based on majority voice but rather the principle of trust and transparency emphasised in Islam adding that even if 100% woke up one day and voted for removal of hijab dressing, they couldn’t allow. So the students ought to accept a re –election which is scheduled for 12th next month or accept it.