The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has elected a new president Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo, with the Methodist University.
He garnered 824 votes, beating his main contender Kwasi Atuahene who secured 201 of the total votes cast. A third candidate, Charles Oppong had 33 votes.
Dennis takes over from the current president Emmanuel Yiadom Boakye as the country’s biggest students body holds its 56th Annual Delegates’ Congress at the GNAT Village at Ejisu-Abankro in the Ashanti Region.
The Union’s national executive elections were reportedly marred by malpractices.
The General Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Julius Kwame Anthony, said based on the infractions that have characterised the process, the outcome cannot be deemed as credible.
The assertion by the NUGS General Secretary, was in reaction to earlier reports on social media which alleged the electoral irregularities and political schemes.
Mr. Anthony affirmed the reports on social media told JoyNews on Saturday that he was scandalised by the turn of the events.
In his submissions, he explained that based on the NUGS Constitution, it is his responsibility to collate the Voters Register for elections at the Union’s Annual Congress. But according him, some of his colleague executive members took up that role and generated a register without his knowledge.
This, Mr. Anthony said, was part of a deliberate plot to favour one of the presidential aspirants in the elections, Mr. Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo.
But responding to these concerns, the President of the Union, Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom, dismissed the claims by the Union’s General Secretary, Julius Kwame Anthony. Speaking to MyJoyOnline.com, he stated that the Congress has been smooth and devoid of any electoral malfeasances, as alleged by Mr. Anthony.
Contrary to the suggestions by the NUGS Secretary, the President, Mr. Yiadom said the Union is not divided; adding that he is surprised about the posture and comments of Julius Kwame Anthony.
Meanwhile below are the results of the elections:
Oppong Charles – 33 votes = 3.13%
Kwesi Atuahene – 197 votes = 18.69%
Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo – 824 votes = 78.18%
Aziz Azaana Imoro – 82 votes = 9.45%
Joshua Opey – 562 votes = 64.75%
Francess Gifty Ennin – 224 votes = 25.80%
SECRETARY FOR FINANCE
Derrick Kofi Sarpong – 417 votes = 41.61%
Francisca Lynn Willis – 585votes 58.38%
SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION
Ransford Tege – 452 votes = 52.44%
Asare Bediako – 410votes = 47.56% SECRETARY FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT
YES – 847 votes(99.64%)
NO – 3 votes (0.362)
SECRETARY FOR INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
YES – 797 votes (97.31%)
NO – 22 votes (2. 69%)
SECRETARY FOR SOCIETIES AND WELFARE
Badu Kwarteng Kwadwo – 579 votes (65.57%)
Emmanuel Wesom Achio- 304 votes (34.43%)
SECRETARY FOR UNION DEVELOPMENT
Issah Ahmed –
YES = 782 – 96.19%
NO = 31 – 3.81%
SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Sillim Philemon Kpiirka = 89 (9.12%)
Oppong Kyekyeku Alex = 500 (51.32%)
Justice Alexander = 262 votes (26.84%)
Paula Nuwordu = 125 votes (12.81%)
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH