The President of the Hilla Limann Junior Common Room, Peter Kofi Keelson-Aikins and two others are being investigated for their alleged involvement in a plot to rig the impending JCR elections of the hall.
The two others are Political Science Students Association President, David Quaye, and Fritz Moses, an aspirant in this year’s SRC election.
The three were captured in an audio recording announcing ‘mechanisms’ put in place to manipulate the election.
Peter Keelson-Aikins, in particular, is heard assuring some aspirants that everything needed to win the election was already in place.
“We have all the mechanisms in place ahead of next Friday’s election from vetting to manifesto reading. Forget about your policies, Breezy and I with Fritz will handle your policies [and] everything for you. Forget about the vetting committee, you have all the committee members at your disposal. Let me tell you, election in UG is not about the hardwork, it is about the machinery. [The people who vote do not matter], the people who count matters,” Peter Keelson-Aikins allegedly said in the audio.
Responding to the allegations, Peter Keelson-Aikins, in an interview with UniversNews said:
‘I am aware that processes have been initiated to investigate the matter. I do not want to preempt anything. Let’s allow the process to run and I’m sure in the end we’ll all know what happened and what didn’t.
David Quaye and Fritz Moses have declined to speak on the matter.
Whilst UniversNews cannot confirm the authenticity of the audio, sources reveal that it was obtained from a meeting that took place in the Limann JCR office between the hours of 1am and 1:58am on Friday, March 13 2020.
The meeting was to create a merger between two Presidential aspirants in the 2020 JCR race.
In attendance was Peter Keelson-Aikins (Limann Hall JCR President), David Quaye (Political Science Student’s Association President) Fritz Moses (UGSRC Presidential Aspirant), Innocent Agbagba (Limann JCR Presidential aspirant) and Lilian Korkor Tetteh (Limann JCR Presidential aspirant)
Limann Hall JCR election put on hold
Following these allegations, the Hall’s Electoral Commission, says that that the JCR election, which is scheduled for Friday June 5, has been put on hold until further notice.
The EC also says that they are holding discussions with the Hall Tutor over the matter and investigations have commenced to ‘determine the truth behind the incriminating audio, and then necessary steps will be taken to address the matter.
They have assured of members of the hall of organizing a free and fair election.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com