The Electoral Commission of the University of Cape Coast has called off its impending Student’s Representative Council general election due to a court injunction and other interferences that has largely affected campaign, publicity and other electoral processes.
The election which was earlier scheduled to take place on Friday, 4th April 2014, has been put on hold temporarily to allow for consensus between all parties involved.
Credible information available to 233 Live News indicates that some disqualified aspirants, notable among them, Mr. Opoku Nti raised objection over the way and manner the initial processes of vetting and final candidate qualification were done. The aggrieved candidate hauled the University of Cape Coast, The Dean of Students, The chairman of the 2014/2015 SRC elections, Vetting Committee of the University of Cape Coast, The Electoral Commission of the University Cape Coast and Philip Glover, the group of convener of petitioners of the University of Cape Coast before the Cape Coast High Court-commercial court ‘B’ for abusing his fundamental human right.
The electoral commission of the University of Cape Coast is yet to announce a new date for the election.
In a related development, students of the University of Cape Coast have expressed mixed feelings about the upcoming elections. Information gathered by 233 Live News indicates that most students have lost interest in the election practically due to the various interfering issues.