It was a battle of the trendiest vehicles last night at the open campaign ceremony for guild presidency at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as three guild presidency aspirants in a bid to impress their supporters appeared in the most expensive of vehicles waving to their success-hungry supporters.
Solomon Grace Male replicated his performance at the debate as he was once again the most punctual of the three.
He appeared at six forty five flanked by a fleet of six Silver colored Bmw vehicles led by a grey campaign truck adorned with his posters and chanting his “Nothing For Us Without Us” slogan while he waved to the students out of the open roofed vehicle throughout the short distance from the gate to the Agape square where campaigns had been scheduled to take place. At the square he took time to greet his supporters who received him with joy.
Five minutes later, a loud youthful marching band playing musician King Saha’s “gundeeze” song was heard followed by the announcing voice of Maxwell, the Master of Ceremonies for the recently concluded cultural gala who chanted the “It begins with us“ slogan to announce the arrival of the second guild presidency candidate, Pius Nyikirize.
Nyikirize appeared out of the roof of his yellow campaign Hummer which moved in the midst of a convoy of three Subaru vehicles, four foresters and two Premio cars that were protected by bikers on either side. He proceeded to the Agape Square amidst a crowd of more than fifty students who replaced the bikers at his side.
At the square he was all smiles as his waiting supporters attempted to fluke their way to the tent where he was heading to meet the already waiting Male.
As was the case in the debate, Joel Israel Kidandaire appeared last in arrival but not in style. He was announced by the current minister of information Hon Joab who stood at the helm of mobilization for the team Kidandaire campaign team. A vibrant Kidandaire thrust his fists in air through the roof of the Range Rover car used for his campaigns while chanting his name to his waiting supporters who rewarded him with the loudest of ululations and dances.
On stepping out of the car, an energetic Kidandaire did drills around the square while running from one corner to another while shouting his party slogan to the dismay of the organizers of the Open campaign who called upon him to take his seat in vain to allow the campaigns begin.
It took the intervention of the Electoral Commission coordinators to convince Kidandaire to sit down and allow the campaigns to begin.