BY ELIJAH TWINOMUHWEZI
Following an election petition that was filed by David Kule Nzerembende, one of the losing candidates for the 2016 Bishop Barham University College (BBUC) guild presidential elections, the college’s Elections Tribunal has ruled in favour of Jacob Ampeire.
Kule had petitioned the Electoral Commission on grounds that voters who were not students had cast ballots in favour of Ampeire.
Backed by 160 students, on November 16 he protested the election result that had declared Ampeire the new guild president.
The tribunal in its ruling said Jacob Ampeire had been validly declared the next university guild president of BBUC.
“I, therefore, in accordance with the University Guild Constitution, declare Jacob Ampeire validly elected guild president for Bishop Barham,” the tribunal’s ruling, signed by the chairperson, Bikangiso, said.
According to the UCU Guild Constitution, Chapter Nine, Article 93(6)(2): “Where a petition is filed and heard, the decision of the relevant tribunal shall be final and binding; and the candidate declared elected shall conclusively be taken to have been duly elected president.”