The dean of student affairs at the University of Ghana, Prof. Rosina Kyerematen has annulled all processes in relation to the Accra City Campus Student Representative Council elections.
This was after Prof. Kyerematen revealed that the electoral commissioners of the Local SRC had failed to update her on their activities regarding the election.
In a letter released on December 19, 2022, the office of the dean of students said the electoral process have been suspended pending a report from a committee set up to probe issues regarding the elections
All activities and processes with regard to the recent Accra City Campus JCR elections have been suspended pending the report of the committee that has been set up by the Dean to investigate allegations of election malpractice.
The dean also tasked the current executives to form an interim committee to see the activities of the JCR and hand them over to them within 7 days.
The current executive has been asked to put in place an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee all JCR activities. The incumbent executives should therefore hand over to the IMC within the next seven (7) days.
All parties should take note of the above and comply accordingly. She added=
Here is the full statement
The University of Ghana Accra City Campus held its election in October 2022, however, the election was characterized by discrepancies with students complaining of failing to receive their links among others.
A number of students petitioned the Local SRC’s Judicial Board to order a rerun of the election.
However, after failing to show up and providing substantive evidence the court ruled that the electoral commissioners declare the elections held on October 24 as valid.
The grounds of appeal are hereby granted as meritorious. The Electoral Commission is authorized to declare the provisional results of the elections held on 24th October 2022 as valid within the next 48 hours.
The Judgement and Orders of the Judicial Board dated 28th November 2022 are hereby affirmed.
Story by Gideon Nicholas Day | univers.ug.edu.gh