The electoral commissioner of University of Cape Coast Students’ Elections, Dr. Kwasi Opoku Boadu has given an assurance of the commission’s preparedness to conduct this years’ SRC/LNUGS/JCRC elections which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
According to the commissioner, necessary logistics have been duly acquired for the various halls to ensure a successful process.
He said these in an exclusive interview with ATL FM News.
“With logistics and everything, plans are far advanced. We have acquired ten (10) laptops and with one server so at any particular time, ten (10) students can vote.
Some of the halls especially the bigger halls such as Valco, Kwame Nkrumah and Oguaa Hall, in addition to the ten that we the EC recommended have made a step further by adding five(5), some are adding ten(10) so that there will be a swift flow of voting.
So far the servers and everything are ready; we have taken their electronic pictures tomorrow we will display to all the aspirants how their pictures will be appearing on the screen. We are using electronic voting.”
Dr. Opoku Boadu noted that the various aspirants have been well educated on the modalities of the elections and hopes they transcend this education to their followers as individuals who violate set rules will be dealt with.
He further implored all students, especially followers of the aspirants to desist from any acts of violence on the day of the elections.
“They should educate their followers, especially when it comes to the face- to-face and the D-Day of elections; we don’t allow any campaign within the premises of the voting. Any student found doing that will be punished.
We expect that they should go ahead and do their campaign, sell their message devoid of any antagonism and they should make sure that they sell their policies so that the students will be more discerning to vote for them. I’m pleading with all the aspirants and with all the voters to be very cautious when they are going about their campaigns and make sure that it should be an issue based campaign.”
The commission, according to Dr Opoku Boadu is expecting a total voter turn-out of about 80% unlike last year’s which recorded a low turnout of about 70% of the entire student body.
Source: Ellen Dzifa Tettevi | ATL FM NEWS