‘Don’t You Dare’ – UPSA GA Speaker Warns SRC President Over Planned Interim Executives

[L-R]: General Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Prince Courage Gavi and SRC President, Peter MwinZumah

The Speaker of the General Assembly of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra is warning of dire consequences if the SRC President goes ahead to swear-in some students as Interim Executives of the Council.

There are reports that the SRC PresideUPSA GA SPEAKERnt Peter MwinZumah and some members of the youth wing of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) on campus have clandestinely selected some students affiliated to the party to serve as interim executives of the SRC.

The so-called students are expected to be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of the SRC this week, UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt.

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The students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra were unable to head to the polls as a result of the closure of the school due to the threat posed by the coronavirus.

The SRC Electoral Commission drew a new electoral calendar to organise the election but this was rejected by the Dean of Students, Mawuli K. Feglo out-rightly.

The SRC President had served notice on the General Assembly about the intention of the Executive Council to select an interim committee to oversee activities of the Council.

But the Speaker of the SRC General Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Courage Gavi in a statement Tuesday has asked the SRC President to stay away from his unconstitutional actions if he wants to leave the school unscathed.

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“The SRC President is thereby advised to stay away from further taking any decision on this matter, since this is for the General Assembly to deliberate on,” the statement read.

The Speaker of the General Assembly has explained that per Articles 3 and 4 of the SRC Constitution the ultimate decision-making body as far as students are concerned is the Assembly and not the Executive Council as has been copiously cited by the SRC President.

Read the full statement below:

By Upsanewsroom