A discontent duo has petitioned the University of Ghana Court to annul the results of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana, Legon (GRASAG – LEGON) elections which was conducted on Wednesday 26th April.
According to the two, Dziedzom Gagblezu-Alomatu and Eric Sepenu Afli , the entire election process was characterized by irregularities, for which they believe invalidates the final results put out by the Electoral Commission.
Speaking to Univers News, co-petitioner, Eric Afli Sepenu also noted that “…phase two of the results has not even been added because the Electoral Commission cancelled it.”
They are therefore demanding of the court to invoke a mandamus – preventing the Electoral Commission from declaring anyone as President – elect for GRASAG-LEGON.
Ato Brown is currently the president-elect for GRASAG-LEGON per the provisional results.
Below is a copy of the petition:
We challenge the election results of the elections conducted by the Electoral Commission of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana, Legon (GRASAG – LEGON) on Wednesday 26th April, 2017 in line with Article eighteen (18) of the GRASAG-LEGON constitution. This is due to irregularities in the entire electoral process as outlined below.
1. The release of the Voters’ register to candidates less than 24 hours to the election.
2. The blatant disregard of a petition to the effect that the voters’ register was not valid to be used to run the elections.
3. The electoral database, the verification system, and the voting process was not demonstrated to all the candidates and/or their assigns and the voters.
4. The credentials of and the manner in which the election officials were contracted still remain unknown to candidates and electorates.
5. The use of ‘Blue’ and ‘Buffallo’ as indelible ink placed in disposable cups for the electoral process.
6. A verification system and database that permitted members who were not in good standing (ref. Article 4(2) (a) (b)) to vote, contrary to the Constitutional Instrument that governs the election.
7. Breech in verification system that allowed multiple voting.
8. Forgery of University of Ghana admission letters for some non-eligible voters that were used as identification for voting.
9. Disparity in the number of ballot papers issued per portfolio at some polling stations. 10. Refusal of the GRASAG – LEGON Electoral Commission to address any of such concerns raised during voting.
11. Circulation of a directive in the middle of the voting process allowing voters to use other means of verification other than what was stated in the Constitutional Instrument issued before the GRASAG – LEGON Senate for this election.
We therefore pray your high office to annul the results of the said election and hence, prevent the Electoral Commission from declaring any person as GRASAG – LEGON President – elect.
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