Rwandan student elected Gulu guild president

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A student of Rwandan descent was on Saturday elected the new Gulu university guild president.

Johnson Noowe, a fourth year student of Bachelor of Medicine, scored 1,409 votes beating his other three contenders in the race.

The guild election result was declared by 1:00am [Sunday morning] by the electoral commission.

Noowe had in 2018 contested and came third which gave him more experience and a firm ground during the open air campaigns.

edge.ug has learnt while Gulu university doesn’t allow open party politics, Noowe was on several occasions seen flashing the V-sign used by opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party.

His thanksgiving ceremony was attended by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon Betty Ocan Aol, as the chief guest.

He is also reportedly on Rwandan state sponsorship.

Other contenders

According results released by the university EC, Oyet Samuel Agwani, a  second year student of Public Administration came second with 750 votes, followed by Ntambazi Immurant who got 394 votes, Okidi Charles Alexandra who got 158 votes and lastly, Etyak Amose who got 79 votes.

The election turned chaotic due to shortage of ballot papers in the faculty of Education denying many students a chance to vote.

Okello Edmond, the Returning Officer, was rushed to the Central Police Station and made to sleep in a cell for his own protection.

Christopher Mpoora, the Dean of Students, said the Returning Officer is to answer questions for misappropriating public funds.

He reportedly only printed 3,000 ballot papers instead of 5,000 prompting the crisis that caused chaos.

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