By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - The KIU NRM Chapter Electoral Commission has announced that it is dissolving all post nomination activities having had only one candidate presenting all the minimum requirements to stand for the chapter's flag bearer in the forth coming Guild Elections.
Second year student of law, Moses Ebye, will now go through unopposed as the NRM Chapter flag bearer for Guild President and will be declared officially elected on, Friday 4th March 2022, the day the NRM Chapter subscribers were supposed to cast votes.
According to Clifford Mugumya, the KIU NRM Chapter Electoral Commission Chairperson, the other candidates that had expressed their interest to run for the flag were brought down by issues related to academics including failure to posses the required CGPA of 3.6.
"Three candidates had applied to run for the NRM Chapter flag but to our dismay, it is only Moses Ebye who had all the minimum requirements including a CGPA of 3.6 which the other two lacked," he said.
"The other candidate in the names of Calvin Mwahuzi submitted his application form beyond deadline so he wasn't nominated hence giving Moses another advantage to flourish," he added.
Mwahuzi handed in his application form on nomination day on Friday 25th February 2022, a day after deadline, giving the Electoral commission no other option but to nominate less popular Moses Ebye. Mwahuzi has since declared that he will be contesting on an independent ticket.
Mugumya also cleared rumours that have been making rounds on social media where it is alleged that the chapter president did not like Moses Ebye and that he couldn't congratulate him. He clarified that the Chapter President is not allowed to congratulate a nominee, instead he is only allowed to congratulate him upon declaration.
Ebye will be declared KIU NRM chapter flag bearer on Friday 4th March 2022 and will be handed over to the chapter board on Saturday 5th March 2022. It is on Saturday that the Chapter President will be able to congratulate him and there after, the chapter will start devising means of supporting his candidacy ahead of Guild Union and college elections in April.