#UGDecides: Sylvester Amoako is new University of Ghana SRC President

By | April 27, 2018

Mr. Sylvester Amoako has been elected president of University of Ghana’s student representative body. Mr. Amoako, who is contesting for the SRC presidency for the second time, pulled a narrow victory over his main contender Mr. Clement Bofa-Oppong.

After the election hit a run-off as all five Presidential candidates could not get the required 50% plus one vote, the two front-runners, Mr. Sylvester Amoako, and Mr. Clement Bofa-Oppong battled it out on Thursday.

Thursday’s runoff saw an incredible increase in the turnouts, and the most surprising was the number of persons who exercised their franchise at the Law Faculty polling station.

The Law Faculty polling station had over 1000 persons taking their turns to cast their ballot.

Again, due to cases of over voting in the Jean Nelson Aka Hall and the Volta Hall polling stations, the Electoral Commission, in accordance to the Constitutional Instrument for conducting elections, annulled the results from the two polling stations.

 

Per the results officially declared by the Electoral Commissioner of the SRC, Mr. Clement Bofa-Oppong and his running mate garnered 3,408 votes representing 48.24% with Sylvester Amoako and Adom Anokwah taking the lead with 3,655 votes representing 51.25%; making him the SRC President elect of the University of Ghana for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Mr. Sylvester Amoako takes over from Mr. Daniel Otting Awuah, his main contender in last year’s presidential polls.

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