Public Relations Officer of the Student Representative Council, Sampson Tagbor has denied claims that he hired thugs to disrupt Friday’s University of Ghana SRC election at the Korle-bu campus polling station.
He said that he was surprised at the allegations leveled against him.
Reports from the Korle-Bu polling station indicated that Sampson Tagbor had stormed the polling station with thugs and caused a halt to the electoral process.
According to reports, although the Electoral Commissioner, Roland Tettey had directed that voting across all polling stations end at 6:30pm, the boys who stormed the voting centre, and called for end in the voting process few minutes after 5.
“The boys subsequently cut off the internet wires and made counting of votes nearly impossible,” our reporters say
But speaking to UniversNews, the SRC PRO said the allegations were false and should be disregarded.
“I am so surprised, very surprised that in an intellectual environment such as this, we have to be spreading certain falsehood and lies just because of an electioneering process.
I have never been a hooligan and I will never condone same not today and not in my entire life. I am a peace loving person for this reason I will do everything to promote peace”
Sampson Tagbor however did confirm that he was at the polling station on Friday.
“I was at City Campus before I passed through Korle-Bu. The EC stationed at Korle-bu put a call through to the main EC on campus that something was happening. It was alleged that the SRC President came and he was interrupting the process”
He further called for persons who were present at the polling station to be questioned in order to ascertain the truth.
“Now the allegation of hiring thugs to Korle-Bu to disrupt the election, it is a matter of asking those who were there.
It is not about a distorted reportage. It is about asking the EC, the local rep who was there and the Korle-Bu EC who resigned that upon whose action did she resign.
These are the elements of the discussion I think they should bother themselves with. It is never true and it will never be true. How can an SRC PRO be described as managing vigilantes”
He however advised students to concern themselves with peace and unity on campus and desist from spreading falsehood that could threaten the peace and security in the university.
“I think we should concern ourselves with peace and unity on this campus. We have, as young people, been given the opportunity to express ourselves in leadership roles and the best we can do for ourselves is to leave up to that expectation and so maligning people will not help anybody,” Sampson Tagbor added
Story by: Mariam Akofa Baah|universnewsroom.com