Students at the University of Ghana are expected to go to the polls again today Friday, October 29, 2021, to elect a substantive Students Representative Council President and Vice President for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The elections are expected to begin at 9:00 am and end at 6:00 pm.
The 2021 Student Representative Council (SRC) presidential race was pushed into a run-off following the inability of the four presidential candidates – Samuel Amos Ofosu, Priscilla Asantewaa Ayeh, Felix Ayittah, and Prince Asumadu to secure a fifty plus one vote as stipulated UGSRC constitution.
The elections which were held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, saw Samuel Amos Ofosu & Alfred Acquah secure 5,760 votes representing 41.9%, Priscilla Asantewaa Ayeh & Henry Quarcoopome securing 914 votes representing 6.66%, Team Felix Ayittah & Paul Baah Andam pulling 1,947 votes (14.19%) and Prince Asumadu & Wisdom Ndukwe pulling 5,102 votes (37.18).
Team Samuel Amos Ofosu Aand Alfred Acquah and Team Prince Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe will be number 1 and 2 respectively on the ballot paper and screen.
Meanwhile, residents of the Mensah Sarbah Hall have urged students to vote peacefully during elections.
They also urged the electoral commission to make the electoral materials available on time to avoid any delays as experienced within the first phase of the elections.
“I expect the EC to provide the ballot papers on schedule, and I will encourage the residents of Sarbah Hall to vote in large numbers for their preferred candidates.”
“There were several misunderstandings in the previous election compared to this one, and we hope for a smooth election tomorrow.”