MUBS students’ have refereed their aspiring leaders by the content of their manifestation and not their political inclination.
The victory of the Democratic Party/UYD at Makerere University’s affiliated Nakawa branch is perhaps one of the whiffs that very soon waves will not sweep anymore. Traditional political parties have often dragged their feet in the mad and tailed in University politics whenever new forces emerged.
Even when the new forces are represented by ideally incompetent faces, the waves spoke louder. In a hotly contested race at MUBS, UYD/DP the oldest party in Uganda showed up with a win trouncing the well-facilitated NRM candidate and National Unity Platform’s heavily guarded flag bearer in a twice contested race.
The culture has cropped up that institutions through political parties have learned to directly meddle and intrigue into each other’s politics. This is the wave modus operandi. Simply meaning, “if we had it in Makerere then you too must have it.”
This idea has not been welcomed by most university students and thus considered a form of imperialism and for MUBS and Kyambogo that were once part of Makerere as neo-colonialism.