Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Anna Ebaju Adeke has won the Makerere University Guild Presidential race.
At the time we wrote this story, she was winning in most colleges and schools. At the school of fine art, she scored 86 votes against close rival NRM’s Boniface Okot’s 24 votes.
DP’s Martin Segawa trailed with 11 votes. She also swept the CCE polling station where students on distance learning voted from. At the school Education with more than 70% of the votes counted, Adeke was leading with a massive margin as Okot followed in a distant second position. At the college of Business and Management studies, Adeke wasleading comfortably.
At Computer Science and Social Sciences faculty it was the same with Adeke trouncing everybody. In fact her supporters were in early celebrations even before the Makerere students’ electoral commission announced the final tally. At Mulago-based Galloway and the Law School where she is a student, Adeke got 537 against Okot’s 70 votes.
She was elected by fellow female students who began queuing up as early as 7am. Polling took place at 26 polling stations and provisional results showed Adeke winning even at Okot’s Faculty of Technology where the NRM candidate voted from.
Adeke beat at this pollong station with a difference of 46 votes. There was heavy Police deployment as the force didn’t want to take chances having seen bloody scenes at the freedom square during the Sunday final rally where NRM supporters from Lumumba Hall where Okot resides went on rampage, beating up everybody they found in their way.
The rally ended prematurely after police became overwhelmed by the number of students forcing it to unleash teargas.
Yesterday’s process was monitored by FDC heavyweights who were led by Besigye’s aides Doreen Nyanjura, Francis Mwijukye and Moses Byamugisha among others. They kept monitoring from one place to another.
Reported By Hope Muhairwe