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Gulu University Tribunal To Deliver Ruling On Guild Election Petition on March 9, 2021

Ayiko Herbert was elected Gulu University Guild President on February 14, 2021

The Gulu University election tribunal is next week set to deliver its ruling on the guild presidential petition filed by Lapyem Thomas Awany, a guild aspirant.

This is after Lapyem failed to defend before the tribunal, the grounds for his petition saying he was not given enough time.

Ojok James Onono, the Gulu University Deputy Public Relations Officer says the tribunal will now deliver its ruling on March 9, 2021.

Lapyem petitioned the Gulu University election tribunal on February 19th demanding for a fresh election citing irregularities in the February 14th polls where Herbert Ayiko, a bachelor of Medicine student emerged inner.

Lapyem, a Law student argued that the election was conducted in a manner that disenfranchised the majority voters as the newly adopted electronic voting system had not yet been evaluated, tested and recommended by the systems analyst and IT Department of the University.

The voting which took place online saw Ayiko polling 607 votes, while his close rival, Lapyem attained 399 votes. Meanwhile, the tribunal yesterday started the hearing of another election petition filed by Otim Kennedy- an aspirant for the University speakership who also cited irregularities.

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