Guild Presidential candidate Mpiiwomugisha Isaiah Ntendeere has suspended his campaign activities until his colleagues Mwesigwa Calvin Mugambwa, Bbosa Edwin Prince, Roy Rugumayo and Kenneth Katushabe are reinstated
Mwesigwa Calvin, Bbosa Edwin, Roy Rugumayo and Kenneth Katushabe were arrested on Friday previous week by police as they tried to hold their NUP General Assembly at freedom square.
However the police accused them of inciting violence in the public.
The four suspended students were at detained at Makerere Police Station for 6 hours and later released at midnight after students demanded for their immediate release.
Yesterday the Vice Chancellor Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe served them with suspension letters for bleaching the rules and regulations of the Makerere University students. This however accused jam on social media whereby different people condemned the acts of how the Vice Chancellor is operating the University as his home where he dismisses students without following the right procedures.
Just sample of the letters that were served to each student
In his statement, Isaiah ntendeere said he cannot go about his campaign activities when his colleagues are suspended without no justifiable reasons
“We have decided to pause our presidential campaign activities until our colleagues, Mwesigwa Calvin Mugambwa, Bbosa Edwin Prince, Kenneth Katushabe and Roy Rogumayo are reinstated and their freedom to campaign guaranteed.
We call upon University administration to recognise that this isn’t business as usual. The future of the University depends a lot on how you handle this season. Change Is Coming,” Ntendeere said in a statement today.
Earlier today, opposition Guild presidential candidates called for immediate reinstatemet of the suspended students into the University system
“The impunity with which the Vice Chancellor is operating in the continued suspension of four students is leading this University closer towards a breaking point.We join NUP Makerere Chapter and all fair-minded students in calling upon the installation of suspended students,” Isaiah said.
Independent Guild presidential aspirant Prosper Ahabwe also instructed his lawyer to take legal steps to ensure that his fellow Guild Presidential aspirants are given their freedom to speech.
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