#GIJDecides19: GIJ Election Called Off Due To Protest By Agitated Students

GIJ Election

Elections this year has been a very tough one to predict with candidates being disqualified to having a court case hearing in matters pertaining to the elections.

Sunday, April 14, 2019, was set by the Electoral Commission of the Ghana Institute of Journalism to commence elections for the weekend school. But due to delay from the Electoral Commission the Elections were yet to begin as at 10 am instead of the 7 am.

Students began to ask questions why the ballot papers were being printed as at 10 am election day. The notion of election rigging begun to sing on the lips of students.

GIJ Election

Around 10.30am a video began to circulation on all what’s app platform of the institute claiming some students have boycotted the Elections. This protest was lead by Caleb Nii Boye a student activist on campus.

Check out the video here KuulpeepsGij

In the video, Nii Boye is seen in a white shirt with a face towel around his neck instructing some people to pack the electoral booths.

Electoral Commissioner Isaac Adu. 

The Electoral Commission, however, has issued a statement calling off the elections.

We will keep you posted as and when the story unfolds. We are yet to witness a court listening for the new date for elections.

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