Makerere Guild Elections: DP Could Win

rx geneva; font-size: small;”>Students have turned up in big numbers to vote their favourite candidates just two days after they revolted against the mandatory internship fees.

Security is tight at the volatile campus.

Students who talked to say Katta could humiliate his archrivals John Paul Rubagumya of FDC and NRM’s Joshua Nahurira.

Of late the FDC leadership has been reeling in the murky waters of election fraud.

This news website recently exclusively reported the University FDC chapter had rigged their own Guild race primaries thus kicking out the genuine party flag-bearer Ibra Bagaya.

The outspoken Bagaya had floored James Tayebwa Bamwenda, Achilles Bwete, Genesis Akampulira, and John Paul Rubagumya in the tightly-contested primaries.

His victory was overturned by FDC officials thus illegally declaring Rubagumya as the legitimate winner.

This development split the once united FDC structures, with hundreds joining Katta’S camp. They have since openly campaigned for Katta and working against FDC.

Besides, Katta recently got a boost from DP’s Mukasa Mbidde and Bernard Luyiga who visited the campus to drum up support for the DP stalwart.

“Katta will win. Even his rallies have been attracting hundreds of students. DP will take Makerere,” says Evelyne Wanyetse, a third year student at the campus.

In an exclusive interview, Bagaya says he never campaigned for Rubagumya, citing the controversial manner in which he was rigged out of the race.

“FDC is too tribalistic. I will never ever associate myself with that clique of leaders at Makerere. I am concentrating on other things,” says Bagaya.

Other candidates in the race include David Lewusi and Ivan Atema who stood as Independents while Uganda Federal Alliance fronted Elizabeth Namirembe, a second year student in Development Studies.


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