Jubilee/ISH JCR elections started early today at 7:30am and ended at 6pm prompt. With the exception of the presidential/vice presidential and the organizing secretary portfolios which were contested by two candidates each, the positions of sports secretary, treasurer and general secretary were all contested for by one candidate.
Just about 15minutes after the elections were confirmed over, there was a crowd of enthusiastic hall members gathered at the porter’s lodge of Jubilee apparently waiting for the declaration of the results. Tension could be felt in the air as everyone waited keenly on the Electoral commissioner of Jubilee, Boapea Ohenebeng, to declare the results.
The various aspirants could be seen sitting on tenterhooks as sweat flooded their faces amidst fast heartbeats the speed of Bugatti as well as mixed feelings of fear and excitement. As the results were finally declared, heavy sighs of relief as well as disappointment could be detected amongst the crowd dependent on which side they were on. However, upon the announcement of the winners, high pitched screams were heard as people hugged and kissed each other in celebration of their candidates win. The winning team, especially of the presidential portfolio were decorated with powder and loudly cheered by their supporters.
Adjei Owoahene Acheampong, the winner of the presidential portfolio alongside Stephanie Akrumah expressed their profound gratitude to God and continued that they hoped to fulfill all set goals now that he has the mandate as he organized a small victory party soon after the results had been declared. The losing team, Abagre Alhassan Ali and Anin Linda however, were not available for interview at the time.
There was no allegation made by anyone to suggest that the election had been rigged or was tempered with in any way. The electoral commissioner, Boapea Ohenebeng also added that the voter turn-out this year was quite low as compared to last year’s. This he believed to be the fact that the various candidates did not campaign very well and thus did not really create enough awareness and motivation to get people to vote.
Below is are certified results from the Office of the Electoral Commission
Acquah Emmanuel Yes – 410 – 96.47%
No – 15 – 3.53%
Alhassan Abdul Fatawu Yes – 405 – 94.41%
No – 24 – 5.59%
Twumasi Victor Blaywood 160 – 36.87%
Asante Okyere Clinton 270 – 63.13%
Nana Bemma Koomson 434 – 97.97%
No- 9 – 2.03%
Adjei Owoahene Acheampong 342 – 75.33%
Abagre Alhassan Ali 112 – 24.67%
Total Valid Votes 454
Skipped Votes 11
By: Henry Bediako