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UCC Local NUGS to Boycott National Congress

President of the UCC Local NUGS, Ebo Mensah Acquah

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President of the UCC Local of the National Union of Ghana Student (NUGS), Ebo Mensah Acquah, has indicated that the UCC chapter of the Union will not secede from the mother Union of NUGS despite its leadership controversy.

However Mr. Ebo Mensah stressed that the UCC union will not align itself with any of the divided factions. His comment comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the national leadership of the mother Union.

Speaking to ATL FM News on Wednesday, Mr. Acquah said “Information reaching us is that a faction has decided to organize their own congress and another faction is building up to organize their own congress as well. The position of NUGS-UCC is clear; that we do not want to associate ourselves with either of the factions for which reason we are not going to attend to any of the factions.”

“We are not by this statement seceding from NUGS. What we are doing is to boycott congress by any of the factions. We will however attend any meeting or congress that is co-chaired or organized by the two presidents being Elisha Essumang and Frank Amoakohene.” He added.

The National Union of Ghana students has in the recent past been bogged down by factionalism traced to political manipulations. At the moment the union is torn between two factions. The Elijah Essuman faction who have already had their congress and the Amoakohene Frank group, who are yet to hold their congress to elect their leaders.

The University of Ghana SRC, in a recent press release, announced their secession from the Union due to the divided front. The statement added that the University of Ghana SRC will only be part of the Union when the two factions come together to form a united students front. Reasons for the break up are still unknown.


Source: Kojo Dei/ATL FM NEWS

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