Students of the University of Cape Coast held Src/local nugs elections to determine who leads the student body for the 2018/2019 academic year. Elections were scheduled for 27th March 2018. The build-up to the campaign had been intense as willing students made known their intentions and proceeded to fill nominations forms, go through the vetting process and eventually campaign for their various positions.
On 27th March, however, a presidential aspirant who had been arguably deemed to perform only creditably, surprised almost all of the students when he – Sir John was announced as the ultimate winner of the elections. More surprising is the numbers that actually voted for him.
In a six-horse race that became two – provisional results indicate that Sir John won with over 2300 votes closely chased by Team Kingsley who amassed over 1700 votes.
The SRC President Elect, a trained teacher who came into the competition with a lot of leadership experience, polled 3,574 votes representing 33.63% of the total number of votes cast to secure an overwhelming victory over Team Kingsley’s 3,413 votes representing 32.1%.
Some snippets of information suggest that the news comes as a surprise to a lot of students who say Sir John had kept a low profile during the campaign period.
Below are the certified results declared by the EC for the SRC and L/NUGS positions:
Amidu Issifu Wahidu and Christiana Konadu Essien (The One) – 121 votes (1.1%)
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Herta Borley Adrah (Naa) – 2,436 votes (23.2%)
Emmanuel Agyabeng (Agyabeng) – 855 votes (8.2%)
Anaglate (Nhyira)- 3,858 votes (36.9%)
Osei Dennis Agyin (Coach) – 10,323 votes (94%) Elected
Patrick Agyasei Donkor (Agyasei) – 767 votes (7.47%)
Perez Ohene Agyeman (Perez) – 3,797 votes (36.4%)
Keren Afua Akorli (Keren)- 700 votes (45%)