People Power Movement candidate Welunga Yusuf is the new Islamic University In Uganda [IUIU] Guild President following a landslide victory. The Saturday election held at Sumaya Hall also saw Nakibule Fatumah win the Vice Presidency at the IUIU Main Campus.
Hundreds of students gathered at Sumaya hall to cheer up their candidates at the Presidential debate. Welunga, a second year law student faced off with Mohamed Abdul Aziz, another second year Social Sciences student for the presidency while Fatumah battled Halimah Ahmed for the lady vice president slot.
The university electoral commission chairman, Kasango Gava, declared Welunga winner after polling 1,277 votes [68.4%] as opposed to Aziz’s 589 votes [31.6%]. IUIU guild elections end in chaos as police fires bullets and tear gas to disperse supporters of guild elect Welunga Yusuf a year 2 law student.
Fatumah on her part, secured 509 votes beating Halimah with 411 votes. Meanwhile, police fired teargas and live bullets as the students burst in celebrations chanting the People power slogan following Welunga’s victory.
According to students, police tried to arrest Welunga in order to prevent the celebration processions. A video captured by a student shows the guild-elect Welunga being whisked away by men in uniform after raising concerns as to why bullets and tear gas were fired to his joyful cheering supporter.
The guild elect Welunga Yusuf being whisked away by men in uniform after raising concerns as to why bullets and tear gas were fired to his joyful cheering supporters