The search for Mikdad Mohammed, 2015 University of Ghana most promising student activist continues. If you missed the first part, kindly read that from the link below before you proceed to read part two (2).
K.Rich,Joshua Boadi and Stephen Tettehgah
The man with two ‘Kofi’s’ in his name-Rich Kofi Kofituo, a fine gentleman who will go down in history as the first Speaker of the SRC General Assembly. Prior to his tenure as chair of the legislative arm,the SRC operating under the previous constitution had the SRC President as the chair of the legislative arm.
The new constitution(currently in use), changed this;provided for a speaker to be elected by members of the legislative arm and k.Rich was the first to be elected. His rise to occupy that seat is a remarkable tale that must motivate many. The gentleman who had lost to Gawugah-Nkrumah during the Mensah Sarbah Hall 2012 JCR elections had bounced back, in a remarkable fashion to clinch victory this time (contested unopposed).
K.Rich didn’t let that electoral victory dampen his morale. It was a great comeback. His story remains an obvious reminder to students who lose elections, to have the students interest at heart and continue to put themselves at the disposal of the front. Joshua Boadi obviously took a cue from K.Rich.
The K.Rich story has a lot in common with that of Joshua Boadi. For starters, they are both ‘vikings'(one time residents of Mensah Sarbah Hall). Interestingly Boadi like K.Rich, also lost the 2014 JCR elections at Mensah Sarbah. Patrick Boyefio was the winner in that keenly contested elections.The Joshua-K.Rich similarity extends further;Joshua also put himself up for elections as Speaker of the SRC General Assembly.
He was however, not as successful as K.Rich, losing to Nana Kwame Baah by Six votes. Kwame Baah also lost an election last year. He contested for Legon Hall congress Speaker but lost to Christian Sarkey-Acquah.
Stephen Tettehgah, a fine gentleman and student activist par excellence. His story has a twist that makes it exciting. He lost to Andrews Oduro in the 2014 JCR elections of Dr. Hillary Liman Hall by five (5) votes. The defeat didn’t keep him in his coil.
He continued with his activism, ‘splashing’ social media with his write ups on pertinent issues affecting the student front. One such article raised serious questions about the delay in installation of power plants students had paid 100 cedis for. It thus came as no surprise when he was nominated for most promising student activist of the year (2015).
That award was won by our own Mikdad Mohammed. Stephen currently serves as the President of Amnesty Ghana-Legon Branch.
Alice Amegah, the lady who loves to be called Margaret Thatcher. She lost to Afia Agyeiwaa in the 2014 Volta Hall JCR elections. Alice, had served Volta Hall as a General Assembly Representative before contesting for the highest office of the Ladies with style and vision. She didn’t let the defeat affect her so much, she bounced back in style to defeat Emanuel Tabil (ET) in the SRC General Assembly election as deputy Speaker.
To be continued, watch out for part three (3), we will certainly find Mikdad Mohammed, the search continues