The Health Sciences Students Association (HESA) had its screening of aspirants for the various offices on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
The vetting which commenced at 12 noon was chaired by Master Percy Nyanteh, a 5th year student from the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The panel included SRC women’s commissioner – Ms. Rabiatu Siaka, Former HESA Vice President – Master Selorm, the current HESA senate speaker and the President for Ghana Vertinary Medicine Students Association – KNUST (GVMSA).
Between the hours of 11:50pm to 12:00 midnight, the panel was ready for the presidential candidates and it was suggested that they have a double vetting – where both aspiring teams for Presidency would be vetted together. After further deliberations and the interventions of some people, things were set right for the vetting of the Presidential candidates to commence.
The second Presidential candidate – Kwame Adu, known by many as “Proff Mega” came in to be vetted and he had an issue, alleged to have forged signatories of endorsements to his form. The aspirant in the presence of the audience is said to have made mention of him giving his form to a third person to fill and therefore has no knowledge on the authenticity of the part of the forms in question. He later pleaded to be pardoned but this obviously did not go down well with the audience.
One of the panelists; Selorm, former Vice President of the college addressed the house and informed the house of the limited powers the panel has as to disqualify the candidate even though he believes this is an unpardonable deed, but then, the Electoral Commissioner for the association is charged to do that legally.
It’s been hours after and everyone awaits the decision the EC will take on the matter.