National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Shamim Nambassa has been declared Makerere University’s 87th guild president.
Nambassa, the only female contender in the race, got 5610 votes (54.161 percent) beating other nine rivals.
Her closest contender Obeid Yahayaa Kamulegeya of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) garnered 1,548 votes.
The others included; Silve Bukala of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) who trailed with 649 votes, Ronald Mutsinzi (Independent) got 1,187 while, Agrippa Byayesu also Independent got 697 votes and Moses Tumusiime who scored 145 votes.
Others are; John Mwase (117 votes), Martin Tumuhaise (117 votes), Sam Ayeyo (70 votes) and Victor Omega who got a miserable 32 votes.
Nambassa, a third year student pursuing a Bachelor of Pharmacy, becomes the fifth female guild president after Anna Adeke Ebaju (2013/2014), the Soroti District Woman MP.
Julian Norah Njuba was the first female guild president who led Makerere University in 1987/1988, followed by Sarah Kagingo- 1997/1998, and Susan Abbo in 2007/2008.