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#UGDecide: We’re yet to make preparations towards upcoming re-run online election – Boaz Twumasi

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The 2nd Deputy Electoral commissioner of the University of Ghana Student Representative Council Boaz Twumasi says that the Electoral Commission is yet to make preparations towards the upcoming online elections as directed by the SRC Judicial Board.

The Judicial Board on Friday, December 10, 2021, ruled that an online election be organized by the University of Ghana Computing Systems after the court nullified the initial election results from the Mensah Sarbah Hall and Akuafo Hall.

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Speaking on Campus Exclusive, Boaz Twumasi stated that the Electoral Commission and University of Ghana Computing System are yet to discuss on the specifics of the forthcoming elections.

“At the moment, the Electoral Commissioners haven’t sat on the issue. We are yet to sit on the issue. But as a matter of fact there is been an official directive from the outfit of the Chief Justice that we should use the online approach which means that we will have to go with UGCS. It is obvious that we would have to get in talks with UGCS.” he said.

He added that students will however be updated on issues on the upcoming online election.

“So once we are done with deliberations we will furnish you with appropriate information. In due cause you will here from us.” he added.

Background

Following election petitions submitted to the Student Representative Council Judicial Board, alleging irregularities and improprieties at some polling stations during the SRC runoff election, the court presided by Chief Justice Regina Apaloo, via Zoom meeting on Friday, December 8, 2021, ruled that polls should be held again for Mensah Sarbah Hall and Akuafo Hall Polling station for level 200 and 300 students who were residents of the hall at the time of elections in October 2021.

The Judicial Boards Verdict.

  • Online election results cannot be said to be invalid as alleged by the 2nd Deputy UGSRC EC.
  • Results for Mensah Sarbah Hall were declared null and void with the absence of proof of verification for the over 300 people who joined the queue to vote 14 minutes to the end of the polls.
  • Discrepancies between the number of registered voters and verified voters hence result for Akuafo Hall Polling Station not acceptable.
  • University of Ghana Computing Systems to handle the online elections for level 200 and 300 students of Mensah Sarbah Hall and Akuafo Hall in a week after the verdict.
  • Handing over ceremony to be held five days after elections.

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Source:universnewsroom.com

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