Makerere University's Lillian Aber voted President Uganda National Students Association

Makerere University's Lillian Aber voted President Uganda National Students Association
Lillian Aber is the newly elected President of UNSA.
Lillian Aber is the newly elected President of UNSA.

Makerere University has taken the lion’s share after winning four key top positions at the just concluded Uganda National Students Association elections in Soroti District.

The Guild Vice President of Makerere University, Lillian Aber turned victorious as the new UNSA President 2015/2016. She beat two other contestants.

Nagenjwa Sharon from Uganda Christian University and Mulundu Edgar Wandwasi, the Guild President of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) lost to Aber.

The excited Lillian told Campus Times that though she feels happy about her victory as UNSA President, she is disappointed about vote rigging that is spoiling the students body. She says her effects will be geared towards building a disciplined UNSA.

“I will focus on building a disciplined mode of leadership at UNSA through advocacy and lobbying,” Lillian Aber, the newly elected President told Campus Times.

Lillian Aber takes over from Matanda Abubakar the outgoing UNSA President 2013/2014.

Makerere university’s Benson M Chark was voted as the new Speaker. He takes over from Anna Adeke Ebaju.

Ahamya Sandra was voted Deputy General Secretary and Bwesigye Phillip won the slot for Secretary International Affairs. These are all students from Makerere University.

How Lilian Aber became Victorious.

Those in her camp praised how smart Lillian was in her strategy to out compete the rest. The strongest point that fostered her victory was the emotional motherly appeal that left many males with no option but to say yes to her humble request; Vote for me.

President Museveni with outgoing UNSA leaders at the opening UNSA AGM on 26th Jan 2015.
President Museveni with outgoing UNSA leaders at the opening UNSA AGM on 26th Jan 2015.

The laxity in the NRM camp also gave Aber an upper edge. Most of the students in the NRM camp spent most of their time fighting for the 50 million shillings that President Yoweri Kaguta Museven dumped in the oldest student’s body (UNSA) on Monday 26th January 2015.

This cash did not only cause inflation but also led to unwanted divisions, mistrust and loss of focus in the NRM camp. At the end, the love for money killed the motive of the day and that is how NRM lost the vote to Lillian Aber.

Over 300 delegates from the different institutions across Uganda have been camping at Teso College Aloite in Soroti District for UNSA Annual General Meeting since Monday January 26th 2015. The meeting ended Friday 30th January 2015 with voting of new leaders.

As the norm of UNSA, voting was conducted in the night.

Uganda National Students Association UNSA is a democratically elected National Students Council (NSC) formed under Section 30 of the Education Act.

Congratulations Lillian Aber and all the best in your leadership.

Also See: UNSA ELECTIONS: Makerere University’s Lillian Aber at the edge of winning UNSA’s Presidential seat.
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