During a ruling by The High Court in Kampala on Monday, the Judge Emmanuel Baguma concluded that Makerere University guild elections can only be guided by the Guild Constitution. This came after Judith Nalukwago, a Makerere student aspiring for the top students’ leadership position challenged the University for trying to stop her from contesting.
Despite Nalukwago’s earlier declaration as a duly nominated candidate for the 2020/2021 guild elections, Baguma revealed that the guild constitution clearly states that a student aspiring for the position of guild president shall have no pending retake (be on normal progress). Baguma further explained that the aspiring leader should also be a registered continuing student, in accordance with the guild constitution.
“From the above regulations and guidelines, all aspirants contesting for guild president must meet two major conditions that is; all aspirants must be registered continuing students, all aspirants must have no pending retake (be on normal progress)” Baguma’s analysis reads in part.
“In the final analysis, there is no reason whatsoever to warrant or justify a grant of a temporary injunction in the nature and circumstances of this application,” Baguma concluded.
Nalukwago’s disqualification has left his supporters in confusion ahead of guild elections. Some of her campaign team have already moved on to Ivan Sempijja, a new NUP candidate that has joined the race ahead of the elections slated for Friday 7th May.