Over 30 students turned for vetting Yesterday 6th September seeking clearance to Contest as Guild Members of Parliament.
Mukiibi Eric, who earned the green light to contend for Member of Parliament representing Law School said, “Vetting alone is a milestone, this gives me a leeway to start working on my campaign strategy.”
Sister Elizabeth Tusingwire from school of education revealed that she targets to be the voice for students living with disabilities, emphasizing her commitment to advocating for this often-overlooked group, “We have students living with disabilities, but we don’t see them because they have been sidelined, and I am coming to amplify their voices.”
Reflecting on the vetting process, Piol Tiek John one of the students cleared to contest for member of parliament asserted, “Vetting is simply a step to usher you into the real job of looking for votes, and the process was very transparent, I think the best ever. “
Nkumba University students will be heading to the polls on the 16th of September, 2023.
Mutesi Sandra, a law student, underlined the importance of the vetting process, noting, “It helps us vote for leaders who are credible and reliable.”
Close to 15 constitutes fell vacant last week following the dissolution of the 28th Guild Parliament. The exercise yesterday seeks to fill the vacancies.
According to Andweneho Aurther, the Chairperson Electoral Commission, “eligibility criteria for parliamentary candidates were stringent, requiring a minimum of 30% tuition payment with no missed papers or retakes to ensure that candidates are worth the vacancies.”
The build-up to Election Day is taking center stage with the growing anticipation of who will join the next brass of Guild leaders.
National Unity Platform endorsed Masaasizi Nicklas to run for Guild president whereas National Resistance Movement sidelined Ignitiius Musaazi Kangave For Ruhinda Wilberforce. Kangave is returning to the race on an independent ticket.
Kebirungi Faridah is set to be the lone female candidate in the race.
Vetting of Guild presidential candidates will take place today.