The Vice Chancellor of Uganda’s premier University dubbed Makerere has offered to pardon the suspended students on condition that they denounce their allegiance to the opposition National Unity Platform party.
In a letter addressed to the suspended students yesterday, Nawangwe declared the NUP general assembly, an illegal protest that breached the laws of the university and the republic of Uganda.
“Demonstrations either within or outside the university shall be held in accordance with the laws of Uganda provided the Vice Chancellor has been informed 24 hours in advance and police permission has been obtained,” Nawangwe’s letter reads in bits.
A day after issuing the suspension, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe says if the students still wish to continue with their studies, they should then lay emphasis on advancing with their studies other than relying on the opposition NUP for remorse.
“When we come to the university, we come to study. Not beating around the bush by engaging in disruptive behavior. These student need guidance, not misleading by the opposition external actors,” he said. “I am a parent who knows what’s best for our children. I will pardon them but let them choose between their academics and mobilizing for NUP,” he guided.
Meanwhile, the road map of the University Electoral Commission shows that the picking of nomination forms shall kickstart today June 28 and end end on June 30, implying that NUP has to immediately get substitute candidates after the suspension of its 3 flag bearers or consider seeking a court injunction to halt the entire electoral process. The suspended NUP flag bearers are Mwesigwa Calvin, Bbosa Price Edwine and Kenneth Katushabe.