#UGDecides: Voting underway at Korle-Bu, Jean Nelson

Voting is currently underway at the Korle-Bu campus and Jean Nelson Aka hall polling station for the election of new executive officers for the University of Ghana Students Representative Council.

Despite the late start of polls at the two voting centres, all is currently going on well, our reporters say.

Few moments after the commencement of polls, UniversNews received reports of separate incidents of confusion at the two polling stations but the timely intervention of security personnel stationed at the respective centres, what could have marred today’s electoral process were averted.

As at press time, 45 persons have been verified.

However, our reporters at Korle-Bu inform us persons who have cast their ballot are more than those verified.

The journey so far

Elections were held across all 13 polling stations on Friday April 12 but the results of some four were annulled by the Electoral Commission.

The four polling stations included Commonwealth Hall polling station, Mensah Sarbah polling station, Jean Nelson Aka Hall polling station and the Korle-Bu campus polling station.

According to the Chairman of the EC, the nullification of the results in those polling stations was necessary due to cases of over-voting in some of the polling centers.

He added that technical difficulties and the subsequent resignation of the Electoral Commissioner at the Korle-Bu Campus necessitated the cancelling of results at that polling centre.

However, in a Judicial Board hearing to determine whether it was constitutional for the University of Ghana SRC Electoral Commission to annul some of the polling results, the Judicial Board of the SRC ordered for fresh elections to be held at two of the polling stations – Jean Nelson Aka Hall polling station and Korle-bu campus polling station.

In effect, the polling results of the Mensah Sarbah Hall polling station and Commonwealth Hall polling station, still hold.

How does things stand as at now?

As things stand now, Isaac Agyemang and his running mate, Louis Banahene are leading in the Presidential polls with over 300 votes ahead of their competitors, Julius Anthony and Kwaku Asante Bismark.

Denise Kagal is quite in a comfortable lead ahead of Winifred Duncan in the General Secretary race.

For the Treasurer office, Perry Agyarko is leading although UniversNews is yet to get the results from the Mensah Sarbah Hall polling station where provisional results indicated that Sarbah Andam established a comfortable lead over Perry Agyarko and Delvin Addae.

This year’s situation with Korle-Bu campus and Jean Nelson Hall being the decider for the election is quite similar to last year’s occurrence where the Volta Hall became the Tain Constituency of University of Ghana students politics for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Credit: universnewsroom.com

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