iOn Monday 20th April 2014, the long awaited SRC elections of the Ghana Institute of Journalism finally came off at the forecourt of the school. The election, which had 6 positions to be contested by 14 aspirants, commenced at 7am and ended at exactly 6pm.
A total of 1,497 students, went to cast their ballot.
For the purpose of fairness and transparency, the electoral commission opted to use the ballot system of voting other than the biometric system after a meeting with its board members.
It can be recalled that last academic year’s SRC election generated a lot of criticisms and the results were believed to have been rigged in the favour of the current president.
Therefore, the electoral commission, having learnt from their mistakes, ensured transparency and orderliness during Monday’s elections. Polling agents of the aspirants revealed to UGFILE.COM in an interview that the elections was fair with the exception of the over-voting in the presidential section. Other minor complaints were voting without verification and proxy voting. Aside these hitches which we know the electoral commission will address next time, the whole process can be described as a massive improvement over last year’s.
The results from the elections are as follows:
1. ADZAH ROMEO – 446
2. ADENYO STEPHENIE – 407
3. INSAH HAKI – 310
4. MAWULI ELORM – 279
5. ADU -YAW LOVESON – 54
1. ACHEAMPONG DORA – 579
2. EFFAH BARBARA – 459
3. AKOSUA AFRIFA DEBORAH – 430
1. AWAYA SEBASTIAN – 748
2. ADU-GYAMFI JEFFERY – 704
1. BOAMAH MAVIS – 860
2. AIDOO ALPHA BENJAMIN – 586