Sources close to the camps of Anthony K. Julius and Kwaku Asante Bismarck have disclosed the rounding up of successful merger talks between the two aspirants after long hours of negotiations.
With less than 24 hours to the closure of nominations for the upcoming SRC Elections, prospective candidates are battling the dilemma of finding a perfect right-hand man. The two, Julius and Kwaku, may have just taken an early break from this dilemma as they are reported to have agreed on joining forces in this year’s race for the Union Building.
Barring any last minute changes, the merger, which is said to have been facilitated by the student wing of the largest opposition party in the country, TEIN-Legon, will have Anthony Kwame Julius as the main candidate with Kwaku Asante Bismarck as the running mate.
‘The negotiations are ninety-five percent complete and all other things being equal, Julius will be maintained as the presidential candidate with Kwaku as his vice’, the source revealed.
Though the source did not expressly acknowledge the role of TEIN-Legon in the pairing, #UniversNews has sighted a couple of TEIN heavyweights with key members of both camps in what appears to have been separate merger talks.
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The two, Julius Kwame Anthony and Kwaku Asante Bismark who are seen largely as two of the front-runners in this year’s SRC election scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 belong to very distinct constituencies that may pull out the numbers for them, a reason most believe informed the merger.
While Julius Anthony is from the Business School with solid loyalty for their previous candidates, he is also the only aspirant from the Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall, one of the four diasporan halls where he is expected to amass a reasonable number of votes with his presence on that part of campus.
On his side, Kwaku Asante seems to have his fellow POSSA mates from the Political Science Department behind him with shades of support from the Commonwealth Hall which he represents at the General Assembly.
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A few days after the SRC Electoral Commission opened nominations for the executive portfolios, there were reports from both the camps of Kwaku Asante and Anthony Julius both ruling out the possibility of one running as the lieutenant of the other. Which reports indicated that there were zero chances the duo will merge for the SRC elections.