The 2021 University of Ghana Student Representative Council (UGSRC) President-Elect, Prince Asumadu has petitioned the Vice-Chancellor of the University to order the Dean of Student Affairs to get the transition processes to begin.
This was contained in a petition dated Friday, November 19, 2021, and addressed to the Vice-Chancellor.
In the petition, Prince Asumadu noted that “two weeks after the declaration of results, nothing about transition has been tabled before elected executives and students”.
This he opines has caused a dilemma amongst students in the University.
“As boards and other committees of the University sit to draft policies and make plans for the next academic year, the student body has been left in a state of dilemma on how the interests of students are being championed at the management level”.
Prince Asumadu also noted in the petition that the outgoing SRC President, Kwame Amo Ntow Fianko is a National Service Personnel who does not have the luxury of time to champion student interests.
“Our outgoing SRC President, Kwame Amo Ntow Fianko is now a National Service Personnel who is occupied with activities in serving the nation. This makes it difficult for the student representation on these boards to champion the course and interest of students.”
The UGSRC Presidential run-off held on Friday, October 29, 2021, saw Prince Asumadu declared president-elect after garnering 7,647 votes, representing 51.6% of valid votes cast.
While his opponent Samuel Amos Ofosu, popularly known as Nana B, recorded a total of 7,156 votes (48.3%).
However, the transition and handover ceremony has stalled due to several petitions before the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs challenging the election result.
Below is the petition
Univers News sighted petitions from a group calling itself Concerned Electoral Commissioners who have petitioned the Dean demanding a probe into election results of the Mensah Sarbah polling station as the second deputy UGSRC Electoral Commissioner Boaz Asah – Baah Twumasi believes the election results from the Mensah Sarbah hall are ‘not credible due to electoral infractions at the polling station’.
A representative of the presidential candidate, Samuel Amos Ofosu at the University of Ghana Computing System (UGCS), Bernard Nana Boahen further petitioned the office of the dean of students affairs to annul the results of the online election.
He argued that an agreement of having all three electoral commissioners present at the time of the release of the online election was breached.