Two last year understudies at the University of Ghana, Prince Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe have been individually confirmed as the President and Vice-President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), in a short function which occurred through Zoom on Monday, April 25, 2022.
The swearing-in followed a decision by the SRC’s Appeals Board on Monday, which excused an allure by Samuel Amos Ofosu (‘Nana B’), testing a previous choice by the SRC’s Judicial Board on April 7, 2022.
As indicated by the litigant, Nana B, the SRC Judicial Board failed when it requested that Prince Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe ought to be confirmed, following an announcement by the SRC Electoral Commission on November 1, 2021.
In his view, the choice by the Judicial Board didn’t mirror the place of the law; adding that, in giving its decision, the Board neglected to consider the proof that was cited before it.
Sovereign Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe confirmed as UG-SRC President and Vice-President through Zoom
Sovereign Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe
Be that as it may, administering on the allure, the SRC’s Appeal Board, which was led by Dr. Samuel Obeng Manteaw, expressed that the cases and worries of the appealing party were without merit.
Different individuals from the Board, including Professor Emmanuel Debrah, Abigail Nakuor Wowolo, Maame Serwaa Tuffour, Pearl Abla Ahiataku and Frank Asare additionally concurred with this position.
In their consistent decision, the Board made sense of that, as opposed to the contention of the appealing party, the expansion of casting a ballot by three hours, by the Electoral Commission at Mensah Sarbah Hall, upon the arrival of casting a ballot, was a proper choice.
As per the Board, given the way that the procedures were disturbed by some comotion, and given the way that all the surveying specialists of the up-and-comers made no antagonistic cases during the time of the expansion, it sees nothing bad about the augmentation by the Electoral Commission.
It further added that, the EC practiced its circumspection in a fair and unprejudiced way.
Addressing the second dispute by the litigant, the Appeals Board held that, despite the fact that there were a few abnormalities in the decisions at Akuafo Hall, the supposed anomalies by the litigant didn’t significantly influence the results of the surveys.
In the general conditions, the Board said, “We finish up along these lines, and concur with the judgment of the SRC Judicial Board that, the inconsistencies that happened in Akuafo Hall were reasonably managed and that regardless of whether the undeclared votes were added to the Appellant’s outcomes, the result of the decisions wouldn’t be so significantly impacted. The abnormalities were thusly not so significant as to event an abrogation as well as rerun of the races at Akuafo Hall.
We are fulfilled that the allure is without benefits and same ought to be rejected. The grounds of allure are therefore excused as unmeritorious. The Judgment and Orders of the Judicial Board dated seventh April, 2022 are therefore avowed.
We make further suggestions for the SRC and significant partners to utilize the encounters from this 2021 SRC Elections to team up and investigate on, as well as execute approaches to additionally developing political decision processes in the University of Ghana. Claim is excused”.