National Unity Platform (NUP) flag bearer in Makerere University’s 88th guild race, Alionzi Lawrence Dangote, has promised to champion academic freedom at the hill. Key point on his agenda is reinstating all NUP leaning students that were suspended recently by the vice chancellor Professor Nawangwe.
Dangote made the statement at the guild presidential debate held on Sunday July 10th, 2022 on Urban Television.
According to Alionzi Lawrence Dangote, the university rules need to be amended in order to regulate the powers of the vice chancellor.
Dangote says the university council should be given the mandate to decide the fate of all students involved in criminal offenses.
Four students that subscribe to the National Unity Platform were recently suspended following their arrest at the party’s general assembly.
These were Mwesigwa Calvin, Bbosa Price Edrine, Kenneth Katushaba and Roy Rugumayo. The suspended students are currently waiting for a disciplinary committee seating to decide their fate.
Dangote, who has already been endorsed by at least two of the suspended students, has given those on suspension hope as he vowed to have them reinstated.
Makerere University students will go to the polls on Friday July 15th, 2022 to elect their next guild president.
If the ‘allow me, to allow you’ sloganeer Alionzi Lawrence Dangote emerges victorious, the students on suspension may have a sigh of hope.
The elected 88th guild president will takeover office from NUP’s Shamim Nambassa.
Source: Campus Bee