The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG)’s National Congress to elect a new President and executives to steer the affairs of the Association for the next one year is currently underway at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the central region.
About 400 delegates from 16 tertiary institutions across the country are expected to vote in the elections.
Voting which was expected to start at 7:00 am commenced at exactly 4:55pm because some institutions who allegedly owe GRASAG were being asked to pay off their debts before they would be allowed to cast their ballots.
This however led to some agitations as the students demand for an emergency meeting so they could dissolve the outgoing administration and vote in new set of people.
The situation was however resolved amicably to allow for the voting to commence. The election was conducted by the electoral commission and the police for peace and order.
So far, eight candidates are contesting for the the various positions but only the President’s position is being contested by two candidates. The candidates are Haruna Zaid and Iris Kwafo-Mensah. The other positions are being contested unopposed.
The various candidates in their manifesto, assured their electorates of positive change and strong policies which would propel the association positively.
Source: Eric Nii Aflah Sackey