UGPSA: EC accused of constitutional breaches amidst boycott by aspirants

The Electoral Commission of the University of Ghana Pharmacy Students’ Association (UGPSA) has been accused of constitutional breaches in the vetting process of aspirants for this year’s portfolios of the Association.

Presidential Aspirant, Nelson Issaka alleges that the basis upon which some aspirants were disqualified were not in tandem with the constitutional provisions.

“The Electoral Commissioner has flouted the supreme law of UGPSA, this make the vetting unconstitutional null and void and everything that had transpired on the 8th July come to ground zero,” he stated.

In a petition, dated July 9, 2020, to the Judicial Committee of the Association, he is calling for a fresh vetting process, adding that the Electoral Commissioner be held responsible for his actions ‘of impunity.’

Moreover, “I suggest strongly to the general assembly to also call for re-opening of nominations to give legitimate members who drop their presidential ambition for the next level to have the opportunity to contest.”

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He believes that some provisions in the Association’s constitution are contradictory, hence should be amended “if we want to see UGPSA to the next level.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Issaka has “redrawn from the contest as presidential aspirant and thanks the general student body for their unconditional support for the NEXT LEVEL agenda and I appeal to general assemble and the judicial committee to put end to this coup d’état.”

Story by: Daniel Sackitey