University of Ghana students who declared their intention to run for various positions of the Students Representative Council for the 2020/2021 academic year are in pain as efforts they invested in their bid to lead the students front of the University have gone waste.
Following the inability of the current SRC administration, led by Isaac Agyemang to conduct an election following the interruption of school activities because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Speaker of the SRC General Assembly, Emmanuel Owusu Ampem, declared that they were invoking Article 25 of the SRC constitution.
The Article, allows for the appointment of interim SRC leaders when it envisaged that it is impracticable to hold elections in a particular academic year.
The G.A Speaker made the declaration on Leadership Focus on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Samspon Tagbor, one of the leading Presidential aspirants is livid over the decision.
He believes that it is even premature for Article 25 to be invoked as the semester is yet to officially end.
Sampson Tagbor, who was also speaking on the show, bemoaned the input he had made in campaigning, only for it to go without a chance of getting results.
General Secretary aspirant, Nervisa Oteng-Ababio, who is among those with campaign posters at almost every part of campus, is unhappy with her input going waste.
She sides with Sampson Tagbor’s assertion that the elections can still be organized.
Treasurer aspirants, Emmanuel Achio and Nicholas Armah remarks on the move by the SRC were no different.
Meanwhile, Junior Common Room president of the Akuafo Hall, Nana Amo Ntow Fianko has been appointed as the acting SRC President.
Mensah Sarbah Hall JCR Secretary, Ruby Nkansah has also been appointed as acting SRC General Secretary.
These appointments were announced by the current SRC President, Isaac Agyemang
An official communique is, however, yet to be released.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor