The Jean Nelson Aka Hall Junior Common Room elections, which was scheduled to take place today Thursday March 14 has been postponed until further notice.
This new development was contained in a release signed by the chairman of the Electoral commission of the Hall.
According to excerpts of the release, the decision to suspend the processes involved in electing new JCR executives today was necessitated following an injunction secured against the electoral process.
“The office of the Electoral Commission wishes to inform all fellow Royals of Jean Nelson Aka Hall that the elections has been postponed until further notice due to the injunction that has been placed on it..”
Confirming the news to Univers News, Chairman of the EC, Wendel Sakyi, explained that the injunction was placed on the elections after one of the aspirants, Bernard Tetteh became aggrieved following his disqualification.
Bernard Tetteh, who was vying for the Sports Secretary portfolio was disqualified because his academic credentials (GPA) did not meeting the target.
“So Bernard Tetteh, a candidate vying for the office of the Sports Secretary, couldn’t make the GPA of 3.0 and he said that he still had to go through the process and that we (EC) have wasted his time and so he took the issue to court requesting for an injunction on the elections which was to take place today” he revealed.
He further revealed that even though Bernard Tetteh is no longer interested in pursuing the matter, it was not possible to hold the election as scheduled.
“So this morning, Benard is trying to get the case quashed. But we need to get our Chief Justice involved and all that. So we’re trying to work around in other to get the elections underway in a later date” he stressed.
Injunction suit a new wave at the Diaspora?
The injunction suit leading to the postponement of the JCR elections of the Jean Nelson Aka Hall is not the first of its kind in this academic year.
Last semester, a similar injunction suit was filed at the Hilla Limann Hall, which later led to the postponement of the elections on the elections was supposed to be conducted.
Story by: David Quaye/Universnewsroom