UEW Alumni Election: Chaos, Gunshots & Ballot Papers Scattering Mar Process

Scene of ballot papers scattered on the floor after the confusion

The 2021 National Congress of the University of Education Winneba(UEW) Alumni Association which came off on Saturday, December 11, 2021, was marred by confusion.

The congress took place at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, University of Education, Winneba with the election of national executives high on the agenda.

Ahead of the election, one of the contestants, Mr. Victor Osei Agyapong, aggrieved with the processes leading to the election had secured an injunction to halt the process but that was ignored by the organisers.

Mr. Victor Osei Agyapong had alleged that the process had been deliberately been skewed with the data of voters compromised to favour some preferred candidates.

The process started around 10:00 am with heavy security presence as a result of tension at the university in recent times but that did not prevent occasional clashes, exchange of words, and fisticuffs at some point leading to the arrest of one person and many others sustaining injuries.

A photo of one of the supporters who got injured during the clashes

According to GhanaXtra.Com sources, pandemonium broke out during the counting of the results for the presidential candidates around 12:00 am when supporters of one of the candidates reportedly disrupted the sorting process after they realised that their candidate was bound to lose.

The hoodlums allegedly switched off the light in the auditorium, scattered the ballot papers, and made way with some of the ballot papers amid gunshots from security personnel present.

This portal can confirm that at the time of the confusion, sorting and counting for two out of the four presidential candidates, Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong and Dr. Akwasi Bossompem Boateng had been completed with the former and latter obtaining 114 and 13 votes respectively.

Sorting had also been completed for Godwin Kusi Danquah and Godfred Asare Yeboah but counting was disrupted.

Meanwhile, although sorting had been done for all the contestants in the other portfolios and results duly collated, the official results were not declared.

You can check the various portfolios and the respective candidates below

President      

  1. Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong
  2. Dr. Akwasi Bosompem Boateng
  3. Mr. Godfred Asare Yeboah
  4. Mr. Godwin Kusi Danquah

Vice-President      

  1. Dr. David Naya Zuure
  2. Mr. Richard Yao Ampofo
  3. Mr. Shuaib Umar Domba

Treasurer      

  1. Mr. Kofi Amponsah
  2. Mr. Solomon Adutwum Sarpong

Organising Secretary     

  1. Mr. Victor Osei Agyapong
  2. Mr. Peter Ayivie Mawuli
  3. Mr. Samuel Amo Snr.
  4. Mr. Eric Okyere

Secretary     

  1. Mr. Asare Okae-Anti
  2. Ms. Gifty Yeboah
  3. Mr. Ebenezer Kojo Otoo
  4. Mr. Samuel Evergreen Adjavon
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