June 27, 2013

Flying School Students Demand New Guild Elections

Sixty one students of East African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti have signed a petition demanding the disbandment of the current guild executive to pave for fresh elections. They claim members of the incumbent executive are illegally in office because their term expired in March 2013.

The students insist that they cannot continue being loyal to the current guild cabinet, whose term of office expired three months ago. They have asked the management of the academy to immediately organize elections for new office bearers. Red pepper online has reliably learnt that the students have already elected Ronald Wekesa as chairperson of the Academy Electoral Commission and acting Guild president.

However, members of the incumbent guild executive have refused to hand over office arguing that no elections have been held. Sam Kasigwa, the lead petitioner says that two members of the embattled guild executive are amongst the 61 students who have signed the petition calling for the election of new office bearers.

Geoffrey Adoa, the outgoing Guild President East African Civil Aviation Academy says that they are yet to meet with the Administration to draw a road map for the elections, which are scheduled for next month. Kasigwa denies claims that his executive has been dissolved.  Ronald Lodiong, the acting Director East African Civil Aviation Academy declined to comment on why the guild elections have delayed.

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