#UGDecides: Accra City campus goes to the polls today

Students of the University of Ghana at the Accra City Campus will today go to the polls to elect a new executive body for its students front.

Today’s election seeks a successor for the Solomon Abeka Cobbina-led administration for the 2019/2020 academic year.

A total of six candidates are up for voting in today’s election for the available four offices.

The offices are President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Women’s Commissioner.

Richard Mawunyo Mensah and Solomon Ocansey are contesting for the SRC top job.

Mariam Yakubu and Jesse Osei Bonsu are also vying for the office of General Secretary.

Sebastian Fiifi Quanstain and Jessica Twumasi however running for the Treasurer and Women’s Commissioner’s office unopposed.

Speaking to the Public Relations Officer of the Electoral Commission at the Accra City Campus, Khadija Abdul Latiff, she stated that the Commission had made the necessary preparations for a free, fair and transparent election.

“We are committed to conducting an election free of any form of unfairness or rigging and we have consulted the right channels to enable us deliver on our mandate as an Electoral Commission”

We are working very closely with the polling agents to ensure that no one is able to rig the elections. Also we will have some security personnel around to ensure the voting process goes on smoothly, she told UniversNews.

She also urged students at the Accra City Campus to endeavour to exercise their franchise in the election.

“I call on all students of City Campus to come out in their numbers to vote for their chosen candidate. I believe students will take a cue from what President Akufo asked of us – that we be citizens and not spectators”

Today’s election at the Accra City Campus is scheduled to commence at 9am and end at 5pm.

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In a related development, residents of the Jean Nelson Aka Hall and students at the Korle-Bu campus of the University of Ghana are also expected to the polls again to decide on who leads students of the University of Ghana for the next academic year.

Results from the Jean Nelson Aka hall and the Korle-Bu campus were annulled by the SRC Electoral Commission and the Judicial Board, after a case against the annulment of the polling results were brought before it, ruled that elections be re-run at those two polling stations.

Credit: universnewsroom.com

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