Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have elected Level 300 Political Studies student, Mr. Charles Adu-Baah Jnr. popularly known as ABC, as President of their Students Representative Council (SRC) for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Charles Adu-Baah Jnr. with this victory will succeed Mr. Kelvin Sah.
The KNUST SRC election, which was held on Wednesday April 17, 2019, saw a total of 17,019 students vote although 17,046 were verified.
Charles Adu-Baah, in the Presidential race, came up against 6 others and garnered a total of 11,225 votes, representing 65.96%.
In an interview with UniversNews, the KNUST-SRC President-elect expressed his excitement and reassured the students of the University of his commitment to serving them.
Last year, Charles Adu-Baah Jnr. had declared his intention to run in the Presidential race but was forced to withdraw from the election following the disqualification of his running-mate on technical grounds.
He deferred his program and contested again in this year’s SRC election, eventually making history by winning by a huge margin.
Charles Adu-Baah Jnr. now has the mandate to fulfill his ambitious promise of providing an off-campus shuttle system and a 24-hour student’s clinic.
His runner-up, Samuel Sesah, followed from a distance with 3,496 votes – accounting for 20.55% of the total vote cast.
The organization of this year’s KNUST SRC election has been tagged as historic, following the declaration of results few minutes after the end of polls.
Polls ended at 5pm on Wednesday and before 6pm on the same day, results were declared.
According to the Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Akwasi Nti Awuah, this feat was achieved because of the “strong” team he had built around himself.
Across various media platforms, he is being congratulated for the work done.
Miriam Serwaa Akoto Ansah beat three others to become Secretary-elect. She polled 7,859 votes of the total votes cast.
Maxwell Boakye Danso also beat Conrad Boakye Yiadom and David Sedodzi to be elected the Financial Secretary.
In the Women’s Commissioner race, Esinam Sosu-Dees her only challenger Rebecca Ohemeng Appiah to become the next Women’s Commissioner.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com