You might have heard of the confusion over Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall’s JCR Elections.
Well, if you haven’t, that’s why we are here.
So, let’s back it up. Last semester, on November 16th, Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall conducted its elections and Labaran H. Ahmed and Philip Djabatey were elected to fill the position of organizing secretary and treasurer respectively.
However, a writ was filed by Samuel Boakye and Ernest Doh, treasurer and organizing secretary hopefuls respectively at the Sey Judicial Board to challenge the verdict on the grounds that the election was rigged and full of irregularities and moreover, the Senate didn’t approve the results of the election.
The joint petitioners who lost the election appealed to the Sey Judicial Board to rule out the election.
Upon contemplation, the Sey Judicial Board ruled out the election and set a date for fresh elections to be conducted this semester.
Unhappy with the decision made by the Sey Judicial Board, Labaran H. Ahmed and Philip Djabatey filed for a review and further pronouncement by the SRC Judicial Board to render null and void the ruling of the Sey Judicial Board and uphold their legitimacy as elected JCR executives.
Following the application of Labaran and Philip’s writ, Samuel Boakye and Ernest Doh failed to appear before the Honorable Court.
The applicants then applied for a judgement in default of appearance on 19th February and it was granted.
The Court, which was presided by ABAKAH JSC, quashed the ruling by the Sey Judicial Board. Therefore, there is no need for fresh elections this semester and the case has finally been put to rest.
Congratulations to Labaran and Philip. We hope you have a smooth tenure of office.