Former Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi has come out to stand with Judith Nalukwago, a Makerere student who was recently thrown out of the guild race over retakes. According Nyanzi, the fourth year Bachelor of Dental Surgery student was pushed out by haters in the university management in collaboration with “Museveni’s meddling dictatorship”.
The former researcher, who recently jetted back in the country from exile further took a dig at Makerere University administrators who are reportedly scared of a young woman.
Nyanzi also blames National Unity Platform (NUP), the party Nalukwago belonged to for isolating her because of her gender, sexuality and tribe.
” Makerere University administrators are scared of a mere young woman from the opposition!!For me – a woman with experience in contesting for political leadership – I was horrified to witness how this lady’s political party meaninglessly took her through intra-party vetting. Although she triumphed and won the internal vetting processes of the party, some spineless malicious party-leaders undermined her as flag-bearer based on the flimsy excuses of her ethnicity as a Muganda and her gender as a woman.”
In the same post, Nyanzi disclosed that she was horrified by Nalukwago’s haters who suffocated her political ambitions while fronting her sexual partner as their biggest excuse why she should not lead Makerere.
“I was horrified by the ugly heights of the gender discrimination on display when Guild Presidential Candidate Judith’s sexuality and her sexual partner became the petty issue of her de-campaigners. Lacking any real skeletons to pull out of her closet, the naysayers tried to discredit her by mudslinging and slandering her about her private sexual relationship. Why do cowardly gutter-snipers attack the sex, sexuality and sexual relationships of powerful women?Comrade Judith, I celebrate you! You are a brilliant star.” Nyanzi’s statement reads further.
Nalukwago, who served as Makerere’s GRC for the School of Health Sciences (2019), Vice Guid President (2020) is officially out of the race after battling with the university administration both on campus and in court.