Prof. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda, the Rector of Islamic University In Uganda fumed at his critics after Juma prayers at Kampala Campus, asking them why they would want him off his position.
Talking to congregants, he asked his critics why they are fighting against him. He requested an administrator to pledge allegiance to him for a number of years and asked other staff to give trust to him.
“For sure, why do you want me out of this seat? Who of you wants it so that I may give it to him now and we see if they will last long? Some of you are writing and talking bad things about me, that I dont pray, do you want me to first call you to come and witness my swalah?,”he asked.
He called upon all administrators to rally behind him for the betterment of the university and urged his naysayers to read more instead of talking about things without proof.
“The reason Iqra(read) was the very first thing Angel Jibril told prophet Muhammad(SAW) was because it is key in this world. It is good to read than talk. There are people who talk without reading. In this world, when you read more like I do, you will be prosperous…,”he said.
A few months ago, several reports have thrown stones at his rectorship, labelling him as nepotic
To these, he is reported to have said that he is a result oriented leader and is ready to throw out any of them that do not put out results as it should be.