The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has elected a new National President Mr. Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo.
He was elected at 56th National Delegates Congress of NUGS held at the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Village, Ejusi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo has been confirmed as the President elect for the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) by NUGS Electoral Commission.
Nya Gyedie, as he is widely known across the country, most especially among students, had a total of 824 votes to emerge winner.
Addressing delegates at the Congress after the election, the Press and Information Secretary for the Union, Alexander Owusu Ansah indicated that, a total of 1,054 delegates were present and voted successfully.
Giving details of the election results on the presidential election after the electoral commission announced the valid results, he said, Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo had 824 valid votes, Kwesi Atuahene had a total of 197 valid votes and Charles Oppong obtained 33 valid votes.
The newly elected national president of NUGS Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo will take over from Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom, the outgoing President.
Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo, in addressing the delegates after his victory, indicated that, he would work hard to make sure students across the country benefit from his leadership.
The General Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Julius Kwame Anthony, has said that the Union’s national executive elections which took place during its 56th Annual Congress at the GNAT Village in Ejisu Abankrom, has been marred by malpractices.
According to him, based on the infractions that have characterised the process, the outcome cannot be deemed as credible.
The assertion by the NUGS General Secretary, was in reaction to earlier reports on social media which alleged the electoral irregularities and political schemes.
In his submissions, he explained that based on the NUGS Constitution, it is his responsibility to collate the Voters Register for elections at the Union’s Annual Congress. But according him, some of his colleague executive members took up that role and generated a register without his knowledge.
In responding to these concerns, the President of the Union, Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom, dismissed the claims by the Union’s General Secretary, Julius Kwame Anthony.
Speaking in an interview with MyJoyOnline monitord by is, he stated that the Congress has been smooth and devoid of any electoral malfeasances, as alleged by Mr. Anthony.
Contrary to the suggestions by the NUGS Secretary, the President, Mr. Yiadom said the Union is not divided; adding that he is surprised about the posture and comments of Julius Kwame Anthony.
Watch the Official Declaration of EC results here.