Gulu University Council dragged to court over ‘illegal’ reappointment of Prof Pen-Mogi

BY JULIUS OCUNGI & JAMES OWICH

A former representative of Gulu district local government has dragged Gulu University council and Vice Chancellor Prof Jack Nyeko Pen-Mogi citing irregularities in the recent re-appointment of the VC.

In his application filed at Gulu High Court on February 25th , 2017, before Gulu High Court Deputy Registrar, Henry Twinomuhezi,  Kenneth Nyeko argues that the extension was illegal and should be nullified.

Nyeko through his lawyers Ms M Oyet & Co. Advocates, outlined that an order of prohibition be issued directing the University Council to halt the implementation of its resolutions until the matter is disposed.

Prof Pen-Mogi, 69, was controversially reappointed on November 18 last year on a two year term by a section of the University’s council, a move that sparked discontent among some of the University’s academic staff, students and district representatives.

University’s Deputy Spokesperson Mr Mahmoud Khalid in a telephone interview with Daily Monitor on Monday acknowledged receiving the lawsuit from Gulu High court.