The Chairman of the Electoral commission of Gulu University has given the commission a new gear to steer it through the political storms.As Gulu University prepares to go to polls, the Electoral commission is mandated with responsibility of conducting a free and fair election.
Okot Moses is known for his hard work and great working experience. He is a Fifth-year student pursuing Bachelor of Surgery and bachelor of medicine at the faculty of medicine. You can easily single him out with his built body mass and it’s obvious that Okot must be having six packs and huge muscles that. His English has a ting of acholi accent and then you are sure that this man from Acoli land, is a man of charisma and action.
The electoral process was delayed due to delay in institution of EC and dissolution of government. But this doesn’t stop Okot. “Despite the delay, the electoral commission is determined and committed to conduct a regular, free and fair election without fear or favor by strictly and firmly adhering to the guild constitution and electoral rules and regulations”, said Okot Moses
When Campus bee asked him about his competence, Okot has a litany of working experiences. He has worked as presiding officer in the 2016 general election of Uganda. “I have worked as Chairman Gulu university guild E.C 2018/2019 for chief fresher election, Chairman E.C Gulu University Medical Students Association (GUMSA), Secretary for justice and constitutional affairs GUMSA, Presiding officer in Uganda general election 2016 Omoro county Gulu district electoral commission and many others”, said Okot
He added that the rest of the commissioners were selected according to competence and readiness to work. “the entire team is qualified and experienced to successfully conduct the forthcoming election”, he added.
“The commission is aware of individuals, groups and clicks who are planning to interfere and jeopardize the electoral process through intimidation, circulating wrong information on media, false allegations against commissioners and inciting violence.”, said Okot. He cautioned individuals that plan to sabotage the election that they will face legal actions without fear or
“The commission calls upon all stake holders to work together as a team to see to a regular, free and fair guild election”, he concluded.