NUP’s Shamim Nambassa was declared Makerere University’s 87th guild president, in the highly competitive elections that happened on Friday 12th November at the University premises, after she defeated nine male contestants to emerge winner.
Shamim Nambassa a third-year student of Bachelor of Pharmacy garnered 5610 votes which represented 54.161 percent of the votes cast, and that undoubtedly earned her the number one spot.
FDC’s Obeid Yahayaa finished second in the race, garnering 1,548 votes, which is about 14.945 percent, Independents Ronald Mutsinzi and Agrippa Byayesu commanded 1,187 and 697 votes respectively, and NRM’s Silva Bukala, who came last with only 649 votes.
NUP’s Shamim Nambassa campaigned under the theme of “Illiteracy can not cure Covid; Vaccinate the junta with wee-wee.”, a slogan which seemed to excite her voters and won her the popular vote.
In her first speech as the guild president elect, Nambassa said that her term will be one of action, and thanked the students who voted for her, promising not to let them down, at all costs.
Nambassa becomes the fifth female guild president In Makerere University’s history, with the former being Anna Adeke Ebaju in 2013/2014, which surely helped her become the current Soroti District Woman MP. Others former Makerere female guild presidents include Susan Abbo 2007/2008, Sarah Kagingo (1997/1998), and Norah Njuba (1987/1988).
Following her victory, NUP president Bobi Wine congratulated Shamim Nambassa for becoming the new guild president for Uganda’s prestigious and oldest University, representing his people power slogan of the national unity platform.
Congratulations Shamim Nambasssa….and we wish you all the best in your new office.