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Electoral Commission Clears Four to Run for Guild President

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Guild presidential race takes center stage as Nkumba University Student’s Guild Electoral Commission clears Four to battle in the Guild Presidential race.

It was a trailblazing affair as Guild Presidential aspirants made way to the Guild Information Center for the vetting on Thursday 7th September 2023.

Yesterday, the commission released a list indicating that all the four aspirants who appeared at the commission for vetting the previous day, had proven their worth to contest as Guild president.


Qualification required that a candidate must have cleared tuition with neither a retake nor a missed paper.

The lone female contender, Kebirungi Fridah had earlier told Nkumba University news that ” it’s high time for a female president to lead,” a statement which resonated with many given an impactful track record of female Guild President who ruled the University Guild in the past.


Kebirungi Fridah shortly after vetting on Thursday//Jesca Nabukalu

The NRM’s Flag bearer, Ruhinda Wilberforce noted that “it is now time to start looking for votes. ” Ruhinda believes, he can revolutionalize politics in Nkumba University with his student-centered approach.

Ruhinda Wilberforec Poised to deliver NRM’ Nkumba University dream//Rebecca Nantale

Endorsed by the National Unity Platform, Musaasize exuded confidence, citing his previous experience at the national level as evidence of his qualifications, “having contested at the National level gives me leverage to be the best candidate. “


Vocal NUP’s Masaasizi (R) during the vetting session on Thursday//Jesca Nabukalu

The spotlight has now turned to NRM renegade, Kangave Ignitious Musaazi, the grandson to the country’s first political party founder, I.K Mussazi.

His late entry into the race pauses the eminent threat to NRM’s chances of winning adding intrigue to the upcoming election.


IK Musaazi addressing the media on Thursday //Nantale Rebecca.

Last month, the National Unity Platform (NUP) endorsed Masaasizi Nicklas as NRM sidelined Ignatius Musaazi Kangave in favor of Ruhinda Wilberforce.

This raised concerns given last year’s NRM power struggles that saw Amon Muhwezi running on an independent ticket after losing to Andweneho Arthur in the NRM primaries.

Kebirungi Fridah emerged as the sole female candidate in the race breaking a four-year streak without a female contender.

The election will be one of the most closely watched in the history of polls at Nkumba University.

Students will be heading to the polls on the 16th of September, to vote for their next brass of brand new leaders, a move that will bring to an end, Toka Victor’s tenure.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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