A student had pledged his life and personal safety to ensure his favourite candidate emerged winner in the University of Ghana Student Representative Council (SRC) elections.
A few hours before the election took a rather unfortunate turn where boys of the Commonwealth hall clashed with those of the Mensah Sarbah Hall, the student had said “I am ready to die for nothing.”
He had shared the note on his Wahtassp status in order to communicate how poised he was and to what extent he was ready to go in order to secure victory for his favourite candidate, Asumadu.
Lo and behold, the election turned bloody and the said student was severely injured. He was involved in one of the scuffles which left him wounded with blood oozing from his head.
Residents from the Commonwealth Hall and the Mensah Sarbah Hall at the University of Ghana clashed in violence over delays in the release of the final results from the Students Representative Council run-off elections.
The residents from the two halls threw broken bottles and stones at each other in front of the SRC Union Building
The 2021 Student Representative Council (SRC) presidential race was pushed into a run-off following the inability of the four presidential candidates – Samuel Amos Ofosu, Priscilla Asantewaa Ayeh, Felix Ayittah, and Prince Asumadu to secure a fifty plus one vote as stipulated UGSRC constitution.
The run-off elections took place yesterday Friday, October 29, 2021, between Team Samuel Amos Ofosu Aand Alfred Acquah and Team Prince Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe.
The election was held partly in person and online due to the modular system of learning adopted by the University after the covid-19 pandemic.
All polling stations across have counted their ballot papers and Presidential candidates Prince Asumadu and Wisdom Ndukwe are in the lead
However, the University community is still waiting to see the results from the online elections.