Makerere University students are currently in suspense following the Guild Electoral Commission’s delay to issue nomination certificates to duly nominated candidates ahead of guild elections scheduled for tomorrow 4th May 2021. According to a concerned student who preferred to remain anonymous, the electoral body has not released voters’ registers yet they are crucial in this year’s physical/electronic poll.
“This thing can make one feel like giving up. Then voters registers haven’t been set up even. For one to vote online, they have to register. I hear take a selfie, then pics of your ID and upload them.” The student told Campus Bee.
Rumours circulating in Makerere University suggest that some Police officers have told students that if they don’t vote on Tuesday, there will be no voting this year. However, these allegations cannot be verified.
“And I heard police said that if we don’t vote by Tuesday, then no voting.” the student added.
Campus Bee understands that there is an ongoing case in Court between Makerere University and Judith Nalukwago, one of the guild aspirants running under the NUP ticket. If she wins, this will mean that some of the GRC aspirants who were nominated in accordance with the 2019/2020 academic standing will be dropped.
It should be recalled that Nalukwago challenged the university in Court after the institution’s Dean of Students revealed that students with retakes in the 2019/2020 academic year will not be nominated. The Dean also revealed that aspiring leaders should be registered students for that particular academic year.
We will keep you posted!