After a hard fought campaign Kemirembe Ronah beat seven other candidates to claim victory at the Nkumba University Guild Presidential Elections held on Saturday. Kemirembe garnered a total of 275 votes to beat her two closest challengers Nabatanzi Moreen who came second with 204 votes and NRM’s Mpuuga Enock who came third with 198 votes.
Democratic Party’s Kirumira Jonathan finished in fourth position with 63 votes, Nickson Twesigye in fifth place with 59 votes, FDC’s Starford Walusansa came sixth with 26 votes, while Kiptoo Simon Trikoi and Ivan Mulegyenzi finished in seventh and eighth positions with fourteen and five votes respectively.
In her victory speech Kemirembe thanked all her supporters and campaign team for their sacrifices and promised not to let the students down.
“To all those students who voted for me I thank you so much and to those who didn’t vote for me I urge you to join me so that we can make a difference in Nkumba University” a jovial Ronah told entebbenews.
Kemirembe also vowed to support the students where necessary in addition to fighting for them in whatever situation they will face. “It wasn’t easy, it has taken confidence, unity and capability to achieve this victory. I campaigned on the slogan ‘Patriot’ I what to be a patriot to everyone” Ronah added.
She also disclosed that in 2021 she will be vying for the parliamentary seat in Kiruhura district. “In 2021 I’ll be vying for the parliamentary seat in Kiruhura district because I believe I have the potential and capability to represent the people of Kiruhura district” Ronah stressed.
Ronah also praised her parents and family who have supported her throughout the campaign trail. She accused outgoing Guild President Julius Byarugaba for failing to promote unity and cooperation among the students and university administration.
“The students went on strike last year on rumors because Byarugaba and the Guild officials failed to provide leadership and I hope to foster unity and cooperation among the students” she continued.
Some of the students who voted Ronah indicated that she has been supportive throughout their causes.
“I voted Ronah because she has stood with us in court and supported sports men and women with transport to participate in away games” Arinaitwe Bruce a second year Procurement and Logistics students said.
Meanwhile on 28th April the students will be returning to the High court to challenge the Shs 200,000 that the university administration ordered them to pay for the property that was vandalized during last year’s strike.