2015 University of Ghana Students Representative Council (UG-SRC) presidential candidate, Mr. Mohammed Mikdad has emphasized the need of the current crop of student’s leaders to desist from political parties that influence student elections.
According to him, the infiltration and involvement of the some political parties has caused a lot of harm than good.
In his view, such political infiltration in student politics influence the outcome of students’ elections and thus student leaders should allow the interest of students be paramount.
I think the influence of the candidate and the personality involved in the election goes a long way to add to the election activities. The way students will approach elections will depend on how the various candidate activities appeal to student interest. The reason for the lack of student participation is the inability of the students representative council (SRC) has not made any good and effective impact in the lives of student
Speaking on Campus Exclusive, Mr. Mikdad also warned student activists against “selling their conscience to political parties” and encouraged them not to use the opportunity to serve students as a ladder into national politics.
If you are a student leader and the last thing you want to do is to sell you conscience to political parties who will use you for their political ambitions, then I pity you. For me I was lucky enough for someone who mentored me and drove me away from the dirty drama of politics. I expect upcoming student leaders not use their positions as stepping stone to get into national politics.
Mr. Mohammed Mikdad also advised student leaders to plan their lives and to independently build upon their potentials.
He said, it does not matter the political party in power but doing the right thing all the time is a key component to the development of the country as far as leadership is concern.
Story by: Abraham A. Anab/universnewsroom.com