Oundo beats five others to win Law Society presidency
Bernard Oundo is the new president of the Uganda Law Society (ULS) for 2022/2023 after beating five others by a fairly large margin.
Mr. Oundo was announced by the president on Saturday night by the ULS's presiding officer, Mr. George Omunhokol, after he garnered 1,056 votes.
“Accordingly, as presiding officer, I declare Bernard Oundo, who received the most votes, the winner of the presidency of the Uganda Law Society,” Mr. Omunyocol announced amid the oucolations of Mr. Oundo's supporters who gathered at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe for a two-day annual general meeting.
His second was Ms. Diana Ninsima Kibuuka, who received 723 votes, followed by Ms. Diana Angvech, vice president of ULS, retiring from office.
Ryan Himiko Shuaiib Kubai finished fourth with 133 votes while Ms. Olivia Kyarimpa Matou, took fifth position with 52 votes.
Mr. Muguwe Mugaga Karemire received 15 votes.
Mr. Oundo, who campaigned for a three-point manifesto, is now moving on from Ms. Feona Nabasa Wall, whose two-year reign, which has been largely hit by Covid-19 lockdowns, ended yesterday.
He is included in the history books as the first Ugandan lawyer to hold two positions as president of the Uganda Law Society, as well as president of the East Africa Law Society.
His presidency in the East Africa Law Society will end in November this year.
Major roles as president of the Uganda Law Society include; maintaining and improving standards of conduct and training in the legal profession; representation, protection and assistance to representatives of the legal profession, as well as protection and assistance to members of the public in matters relating to the auxiliary or incidental to the law.