The electoral process of JTN Yankah hall of the university of Ghana that has seen many mountains this academic year can finally continue as the feuding parties have finally agreed to let bygones be bygones.
The first impediment that the process saw was the disqualification of Daniel Tetteh Gberbie the Presidential hopeful during vetting on account of non payment of JCR dues. Later owing to a petition he sent to the judicial board of the hall he was allowed to get back into the race. However in what came as a shock to most residents of the hall, both him and the Vice Presidential candidate failed to meet the pass mark of 60. The hall was then thrown into chaos, considering the fact that they were running unopposed, the residents of the hall were wondering if they were going to live in a state of nature since the incumbent President made known the fact that he wont go for a second term. The judicial board placed an interim injunction on the election owing to a case brought before it by the counsel for disqualified candidates. The EC initially failed to comply with the ruling of the court to allow the candidates back in the race.
However in a mediation process involving the hall manager and dean of student affairs of the university, the hatchet has been buried and the residents of JTN Yankah hall can be assured that come Friday, 29th of April 2016 just a day after the SRC election runoff, they will go to the polls to elect JCR executives for the 2016/17 academic year.
Let peace prevail was the subject of their agreement, but is electronic voting really the way to go?
STORY BY: OSWALD K AZUMAH