BREAKING NEWS: UCU guild elections put on hold, electoral commission boss fired

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With barely five days left until the Uganda Christian University guild elections, the community has been stormed with breaking news of the firing of the entire Guild Electoral Commission including its chairman John Bruce.

This decision was reached by the current Guild President Mr. Timothy Kadaga Kivunike who issued a letter firing the EC boss and halting the elections.

This decision has also been confirmed by the Guild Parliament which sat this morning at the University Guild Boardroom.

News reaching our desk indicates that there have been serious misappropriations of university guild funds through the office of the Dean of Students Affairs (DOSA) which also included the Electoral Commission boss who is said to have crossed a deal of 10 million to remain silent about the matter.

This misappropriation also included the 30 million given to the university guild by the H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni when he was hosted during the UCU Annual Run.

The Guild President has stressed the fact that if they left the elections to proceed then no accountability would be given for the monies lost.

This has however not been well received by various guild aspirants who had injected large amounts of money into the campaigns. They are also saddened by the fact that no other date has been announced for the elections which leaves them in suspense.

Some students have also gone ahead to accuse the Guild President of plotting to stop one of the Guild Presidential aspirants ( name withheld) because he supports the other candidate, who sources revealed is likely to lose to the elections following a frustrating campaign period.

Regardless, the Guild President has denied all these allegations and insists that the decision was taken only for the good of the students and all the aspirants.

One of the university media platforms had an interview with the fired EC boss who asserted that he had not received the letter firing him in person and that whatever was happening was because the Guild President asked him to halt the elections and he refused.

The decision has put a number of activities on hold including active campaigns, presidential debate on Urban TV, open guild campaigns via zoom and many more.

We shall keep you posted with further details on the matter.

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Joel Peter

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