Prince Asumadu, a third-year Public Administration and Sociology student of the University of Ghana, has been elected to lead the undergraduate students’ front of the institution, according to provisional results.
He beat his contender, Samuel Amos Ofosu in Friday’s presidential run-off as all candidates in the race failed to secure the 50% plus 1 vote requirement.
Prince, who trailed behind Samuel in the first round of the race, fought back and claimed victory after garnering 7,647 votes, representing 51.6% of valid votes cast.
Samuel Amos Ofosu, popularly known as Nana B, recorded a total of 7,156 votes (48.3%).
Prince Asumadu, who contested with Wisdom Ndukwe as his running mate becomes the next democratically elected leader of the SRC after 2019 when Isaac Agyemang beat Anthony Julius.
Friday’s run-off was marred by violence after residents of Commonwealth Hall and Mensah Sarbah hall pelt stones and broken bottles at each other following delays in announcing the winner in this year’s SRC election. Several students suffered various degrees of injury due to the clash.
Hours after polls had closed and results announced at the various polling stations on campus, the Electoral Commission could not access the results from online voters. The Second Deputy EC Chair was refusing to collaborate, citing electoral irregularities at the Mensah Sarbah polling station.
On Saturday morning, he gave in and the results from the online poll were announced.
Prince Asumadu’s marginal victory in the online poll sealed the deal for him.
The University community is generally calm and the Electoral Commission is yet to make an official announcement of the results.