Abubakari Muhammad Elected IUIU Guild President

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Abdul Haadi Iwumbwe came second with 652 votes while and Yusuf Muhammad Walakira trailed the pack with 342 votes. Muhammad replaces Shahali Mugamba whose term expired early this year.

 
Abubakar Muhammad is the new guild president of Islamic University in Uganda-IUIU. Muhammad, a second year student of Bachelor of Business Studies, trounced two other candidates.
 
 
According to the results announced by Fiona Akampereze, the IUIU Electoral Commission Chairperson, Muhammad polled 890 votes representing 47.1%.
 
 
Abdul Haadi Iwumbwe came second with 652 votes while Yusuf Muhammad Walakira trailed the pack with 342 votes. Muhammad replaces Shahali Mugamba whose term expired early this year.
 
 
Akampereze, the IUIU Electoral Commission Chairperson, says the elections were free and fair.


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The University Coordinator, Abbas Samali, says the voter turn up was good compared to the previous elections. Ayub Kirinya, a mass communication student, described the polls as tight.
 
 
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Emma Opollot, a student of Education, says the polls were free and fair because their used an electronic voting system. Other elected in the polls the lady vice president Shariat Nakalazi.
 
 
She polled 432 votes beating her only rival Chabukwa Shakur who polled 426 votes. Nakalazi beat her rival with a margin of six votes. Yahaya Dashii and Yusuf Salmah were elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy respectively.

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.