Nkumba University South Sudanese backed guild presidential aspirant, Toka Victor beat his closest contender Arthur Andwineho and 5 others to win the first Opinion polls conducted by Nkumba University News.
The twitter based opinion polls carried out between 15th and 20 October put Toka in the lead with 33% representing 135 votes from the 407 votes cast.
Toka’s lead in the opinion polls has been attributed to his camp’s dynamism in fronting their candidates’s stewardship goal which spark hope for leadership transparency.
NRM’s Arthur Andwineho came in 2nd after registering 18% followed by Ssebina Sharif with 16%.
In 4th place was Daniel Ngirabakunzi at 15% before NUP’s Morris Ssembo trailed with 10%.
Amon Muhwezi and Imran Kigongo got 4% and 3% respectively.
Candidates faced off in a thriller debate on Friday last week, tap link below to see details.
Over 3,000 students are eligible to vote this year having cleared the 20% tuition requirement for registration and eligibility. The number of voters is expected to triple last year’s number.
The stakes are high, the fight for victory has become imminent with probable triumph drawn as competition stiffens among Guild presidential candidates.
From an initial predictions of 12, 7 candidates were cleared to run for guild president, the biggest number since 1994 when the University was eatablished.
Last year, NRM’s Lawrence Mushabe won the guild presidential elections by a meager 195 votes while his opponents Mpanga Tarzan, and NUP’s Joseph Nsereko got 95 and 76 votes respectively.
With a total of 366 recorded in last year’s elections, the opinion poll indicate an increase in the number of voters.
Nkumba University goes to the polls on Saturday 29th October 2022 in highly contested race that seeks to bring Lawrence Mushabe’s tenure to an end.
Elections will be open between 7am and 5pm with one polling stations positioned at school of sciences, adjacent to the football field.
To win, a candidate must garner 51% of the total valid votes. The winner will reign for a year.
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