Mubs cancels guild election over rigging

Kampala. Makerere University Business School (Mubs) has nullified its guild elections after allegations of ballot stuffing were reported.
The university’s electoral commission took the decision last week after a student was caught trying to fix a bundle of pre-ticked ballot papers in favour of Ms Evelyn Aijuka (NRM).

Speaking to Daily Monitor, the electoral commission chairperson, Mr Joel Lameck Gulere, said the student was seen struggling to stuff the ballot papers into one of the ballot boxes.
“I received information from the DP camp that… Ms Aijuka and three others were at Nasser Road duplicating the ballot papers…,” Mr Gulere said. “I notified the officer in charge of Mubs Police Station and told him to check all students getting into the campus but he was reluctant,” he added.

Mr Gulere said the student was saved from lynching after police fired tear gas in the air to disperse the mob.
The student was taken to record a statement at the police station before he was released.
“The reason my officers took time to apprehend the suspect was because they were protecting the ballot boxes that had been left unattended to,” the officer in charge of the police station, Mr John Nkundizana, said.
The university spokesperson, Mr Godfrey Ofwono, said they would meet with the Dean of students and candidates to decide when the new poll will be conducted.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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