Bullets, teargas as Mwotta wins Makerere guild seat


Police on Friday evening fired teargas and live bullets at Makerere University Guild Offices to disperse fighting supporters of guild contestants.

The Makerere guild presidential race closed both ceremoniously and unceremoniously with Biddemu Bazil Mwotta, an independent candidate, winning the top seat after polling 4,594 votes.

Democratic Party candidate, Roy Ssemboga came in second place with 4,276 votes.

Ssemboga’s supporters could not stomach the defeat hence a titanic clash with those of his opponent.

Police mixed teargas with live bullets to contain the situation.

According to results released by Roy Ndaula, the Makerere University electoral commission chairperson, Ssenyonga Simon came in third place with 1,142 votes.

Mandela Nkunda got 495 votes, Nsubuga Umar 463 votes, Kasozi Ismael 456 votes, Nasala Brian 451 votes, Ainomugusha D. Rogers 380 votes, Luyinda Fred 275 votes,  Kalyango Shafic 124 votes, Kkiyingi Denis 77 votes, Nviiri Sospeter 62 votes and Ssekidde Nicholas 45 votes.

Ndaula thus declared Mwotta the 82nd Makerere guild president.


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