Despite concerns about the validity of the election, Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo was elected President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
Mr. Appiah Larbi-Ampofo received 78.1 percent of the vote in the election.
He expressed his joy at being elected and promised to bring the association together.
“Ignore everything; there’s a lot to be done.” We shall not benefit from parochial interests. In his victory address, he declared, “Focus on building a union that works for everyone.”
But sharing their concerns, some aggrieved members said they doubt the credibility of the elections. They subsequently declared some aspirants as winners.
It took police personnel on the grounds to calm tempers when some aggrieved members expressed dissatisfaction over the electoral process.
The General Secretary of the Union, Julius Anthony, has claimed the election was marred by malpractices.
According to him, the outcome cannot be considered credible because of the irregularities that have characterized the process.
He alleges that the election register was created in violation of the Union’s constitution.
NUGS President, Emmanuel Yiadom Boakye has refuted his claims.
“I will dare Julius Anthony to submit the pictures of the list to the media space for confirmation. If any of the schools is not a member of the union after the verification then we will accept it. He joined the leadership queue to cast his ballot so I don’t understand why he is claiming so”, he opposed.
Before the counting of the ballot, some aspirants had been declared winners on social media.
“Joshua Anthony is the same individual who has now gone aside the official process we are doing now to swear people as winners of the elections. I see his attitude and posture as something in bad faith.
He is deliberately doing it to give a bad name to the Union”, Mr. Boakye Yiadom added