Mr Robert Maseruka a candidate from the National Unity Platform has been declared winner of Makerere University guild race after beating eight other contestants who included, Sabiiti Akankunda who got 2334, Julius Birigwa with 11 votes, Baraka Nkoyoyo who got 841 votes and Mark Ssebunya who clinched 53 votes.
Others are Evans Murungi who got 189, Emmanuel Wanyama who scored 180 and Andrew Lubinga Ssemakula who got 186.
Mr Maseruka is a third year student doing a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass communication from the college of Humanities and social sciences.
He becomes the institution’s 89th guild president following Friday polls that saw tight security deployment of police and the army in the last five years.
Mr Maseruka declared winner by Mr Levi Tshilumba, the chairperson of the electoral commission after garnering 2,558 votes in the online voting exercise that ended Friday evening while his closest contender, Mr Hillary Oremo Odwee got 2,531 votes.
Born in Mukono District, Maseruka attended Kireka Hill Infant where he completed his primary school level and served as chapel prefect between 2010 and 2011, and between 2012 and 2013, while in primary six and seven.
He joined Wellstar Bright SS, Mukono for his secondary level and also served there as a chapel prefect and in his A’level, he served as a Head prefect in the same school.
A son to Mr Simon Ssetuba and Ms Joseline Nanfuka of Nakisunga, Maseruka joined Makerere University in 2020 and was admitted to the university through private scholarship, he was the class president between 2020 and 2023, and guild representative councilors of school of Languages, Literature and Communication in the outgoing 88th guild government.