David Gwire has won the Law Society Presidential Elections at The Islamic University In Uganda, Kampala Campus (IUIU KC) that were organized hours ago.
Gwire garnered 775 votes ahead of Allan Bukosi, Jonathan Jemba, Elijah Ssekanga, and Abdul Kiyingi, who polled 51, 47, 90, and 230 votes respectively.
Having been announced as the winner, Gwire promised to lobby for the association from global spaces.
“Thank you very much for putting your trust in me and I promise that I will not let you down. I will ensure that we take on opportunities from all over the world…,” he promised.
Other candidates have not been heard following the deafening excitement from Gwire’s supporters. We tried to reach out to any of them but all attempts were futile.
A few weeks ago, all the above had been filtered by the university’s Shura Council, a committee that questions and approves the eligibility of a candidate.
The race had been tight between Gwire and Kiyingi who made thunderous campaigns that were sound enough to win the attention of the administration and other newcomers.
During the swearing-in ceremony, the former president of the Law society Ssenyoga Julius congratulated the newly elected president Gwire David and promised to give him advice where he can. Elections mean a lot to law students since they look at it as a way of exercising their rights according to the 1995 constitution Article 59.
“Congratulations to brother David. I pray that God guides you all through. I am here to help you whenever you need me and I am sure that you will make it…,” he said.
The Law Society is one of the most interactive associations at campus. It has always organized moot sessions that gather some big guns in Uganda’s Law Arena.
By Aisha Najjuma