Voting to elect new executives to steer the affairs of the National Union of Ghana Students has officially begun at the Madina Institute of Science and Technology.
This year’s elections will see a total of eighteen (18) qualified aspirants vie for the various portfolios of the student union in their quest to take over the mantle of leadership.
The 54th annual non-residential congress was advertised to start at 9:00am Monday May 3, 2021, however, that was never meant to be as voting began few minutes after 10pm on Monday.
Some delegates expressed their disgust over the indue delay of the electoral process.
NUGS EC arrested
The Electoral Commissioner of NUGS, Joseph Pappoe, was arrested and later released.
His arrest followed allegations of missing ballot papers.
This led to a confusion amongst some of the aspirants.
UniversNews has gathered that after the EC was released, the ballots papers were found.
Earlier, one of the presidential candidates, Dr. Sylvester Owusu Amoako, questioned the mechanism that have been put in place to ensure the fairness of the elections.
The former president of the University of Ghana SRC vowed to be a stumbling block to the commencement of the elections if new ballots are not printed.
“This is not fair, if my people are not here to see to the printing of new ballots papers, we will not allow this to happen. Upon this heavy security, ballot papers are missing, how?” he quizzed.
More to follow soon…