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CKT-UTAS SRC Election: Management’s hiding report that called for fresh elections – Aggrieved SRC President aspirant alleges

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Alfred Asante, an SRC Presidential aspirant at the recently ended Student Representative Council (SRC) and local National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) elections at the C.K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) has wondered why the management of the institution has chosen not to make public, the recommendations of the committee set up to investigate the irregularities that elections were faced with.

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Mr Asante claimed that he had intercepted copies of the committee’s report. In that report, the committee had recommended that a fresh election be conducted.

“The various aspirants, we have not had the report of the committee meanwhile, we were called to submit evidence and other stuff. As it stands now, the report has not been given out to the students,” he said.

Mr Asante continued to say that “the committee suggested that the results cannot be accepted. It said the election had to be re-conducted. I had the opportunity to read the letter from the Dean of Students, which stated that the Electoral Commission should swear the supposed winner in, which is contrary to what the committee said.”

When pressed on how he was able to access the report after making claims that it had not been released to the aspirants and students yet, Mr Asante said, “that is why I made it clear that upon my further investigation, I was able to get the report. I specifically did my own investigations and had the report”.

The aggrieved SRC President aspirant said he had exhausted all internal processes thus the decision to head to the Bolgatanga High Court.

The plaintiff is therefore seeking six reliefs from the high court, Bolgatanga

“A declaration that the election conducted on 17th February 2022 which resulted in the election of the third defendant as SRC president of CK Tedem University of Technology and Applied Sciences has been seriously marred by irregularities and therefore null and void. A declaration that any purported swearing-in of the third defendant as SRC president as is being programmed by defendants to take place on Thursday 21st April 2022 is violated by a flawed electoral process and thus equally null and void. A declaration that the recommendation contained in the report of the Committee set up by the first defendant is implemented by conducting fresh elections for SRC. An order directed at the defendant especially the second defendant to conduct fresh elections. An order directed at the first defendant to as a matter of urgency release the report of the Committee set up to probe into irregularities that ensued during the conduct of the 17th February 2022 SRC elections. Any other order that the honourable court may deem just and proper.”

The case which was heard today 10th May 2022 has been adjourned to Tuesday 17th May, 2022 because the first respondent’s lawyer pleaded with the court for more time to file his defence and the court upheld his plea.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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