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L-R: Morris Ogwal, Daniel Ogwang and Guild President-elect Emmanuel Ekung during a debate on a live debate

By Pelegrine Otonga

Lira University has elected Emmanuel Ekung as the new Guild President. The student of bachelor of Midwifery in the faculty of Health Sciences, garnered 365 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ogwal Morris from the faculty of Management Science who got 233 while Ogwang Daniel also from the faculty of Management Science came last with 39 votes in the election done on Palm Sunday.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission at the University, Patrick Okwir Jaramogi declared Ekung elected at the university campus at the former Bala Stock Farm in Lira Sub-county, 8 Kms West of Lira town.

He described the election exercise that was monitored by an external observer he did not name as the best so far to take place at Lira University since when it became autonomous from Gulu University.

He said by the close of the day yesterday, no candidate nor their agents had complained of the results of the election.

The agents who acknowledged the results were Oketch Louis for the President Elect Emmanuel Ekung, Obeng Abel for Ogwang Daniel and Acio Caroline for Morris Ogwal.

Ekung shall be taking over from Andrew Erach, the out going Guild President.