Judith Nalukwago, a second year student at Makerere University has been endorsed by the National Unity Platform (NUP) to stand for the University Guild Presidential elections on the party ticket.
Her endorsement came shortly after Obed Obedgiu Derrick, who had the party ticket after winning the flag bearer primaries opted out of the race.
Although he had won the flag bearer primaries early in 2020 before the closure of the Institutions due to the Covid-19 pandemic break-up, Obed has decided to give way to the fellow people power member Judith Nalukwago to aspire and promises undying support for her.
Nalukwago announced that she will be running for the position of Guild President citing that the seat of the Vice Guild President offered her an opportunity to assert her beliefs and push more for affordable education and education reforms.
“The Vice Guild Presidency presented to me a great opportunity to assert those beliefs and push more for affordable education and address systematic injustice against students in general and women in particular. This struggle is always a work in progress,” Nalukwago said.
She added, “The task before us is an uphill one, but the power of our resolve will be the steam that gets our train moving. In the coming days, I will share broadly about this noble aspiration and what I have in plan for us all.”
Makerere University might get a female guild president after seven years since Anne Adeke Ebaju, now the Youth Female Representative in Parliament was at the helm of the Guild Office in the University.
Four candidates have so far been confirmed to be in the race for the University Guild Presidential seat, these include; Tumusiime Joseph (independent), Ogutti Aaron (independent), Muhwezi Maczxxon (NRM) and the only lady Judith Nalukwago (NUP).
However the competition is between the NRM flag bearer and the NUP aspirant as they wait for the date of 30th March to decide the new elect Guild President.