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06.07.2022 Education

USAG elects national executives

By Benedict Kweku Nkrumah || Contributor
President Elect, Mr. Christian Anderson NtsifulPresident Elect, Mr. Christian Anderson Ntsiful
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The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) at its 21st Annual Residencial Congress held at the University of Education, Winneba has elected its national executives to steer the affairs of the Association for a year term of office.

The elections which was conducted by the Association's Electoral Commission saw 23 candidates contesting for the various executive positions of the Association.

The positions were, President, General Secretary, Coordinating Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Controller, Women's Commissioner, International and Diaspora Relations Secretary as well as Press and Information Secretary.

A total of 710 delegates drawn from 36 public and private universities across the country cast their votes amidst drumming and dancing from supporters who troops in to support their preferred candidates.

Mr. Christian Anderson Ntsiful of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was elected President.

He polled 426 votes to beat two other contenders, Mr. Richard Opoku and Mr. Edmund Brefo both from KNUST polling 179 and 100 votes respectively.

The General Secretary position went to Mr. Ofori Yaw Bismark of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) with 251 votes beating four other contenders, Mr. Charles Yorkley of the University of Education Winneba 162 votes, Mr. Awuku Kwame Boafo from KNUST 85 votes while Mr. Evans Safo Kwabena also from KNUST and Mr. Kengel Yeboah of University of Cape Coast had 27 and 183 votes respectively.

Other elected executives were Press and Information Secretary, Miss Angela Aku-Sika of the University of Ghana, Legon had 271 votes.

International and Diaspora Relations Secretary went to Angela Asantewaa Amoako also from the University of Ghana Legon with 316 votes to beat two other candidates.

Miss Ellen Tarchie Bonsuo of the University of Education Winneba, was elected Women's Commissioner. She polled 458 votes to beat Miss Portia Amankwah of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology who got 249 votes.

The rest were Financial Controller, Mr. Osei Fosu Solomon of KNUST 437 votes. Mr. Desmond Adu was elected unopposed for the Treasurer position while Miss Dayan Akpane Ama Green of the University of Ghana Legon won the Coordinating Secretary position with 410 votes against Mr. Agyei Adusei Franklin of the University of Education Winneba who obtained 299 votes.

Two of the aspiring candidates Miss Portia Oduro Frimpong and Mr. Joseph Appiah Dankwah withdrew from the race before the poll started.

The previous positions were held by Mr. Christian Philip Armah as President, Mr. Frank Oduro Toko as General Secretary, Mr. Kofi George M. A as Coordinating Secretary and Mr. Poku Duah Frank as Financial Controller.

The rest were, Mr. Amadu Tijani Obideaba, Treasure, Mr. Derrick Tindana, Press and Information Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, International and Diaspora Relation Secretary and Miss Amtu Akumfi-Ameyaw, Women's Commissioner.

DCOP Mr. A. K Amenyo, Central Commander in-charge of Winneba Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service led a team of Police personnel to provide security at the voting center.

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