The final-year student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) who was arrested by the Police for attempting to stuff a ballot box during the school’s Students Representative Council (SRC) election is likely to face sanctions from school management.
GIJ SRC Electoral Commission, Isaac Adu, in an interview with Efo Korku Mawutor, a ranking member of The League of Reformers – a pressure group on GIJ campus – disclosed that school management had intentions of punishing him to serve as a deterrent to others.
“When I met the Dean of Students, he said there would be a sanction against him [Ishmael Fia] in school. The Dean of Students hasn’t confirmed anything but he only suggested that there would be sanctions.” he said
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He even told me that since he is in Diploma 2 and expected to buy forms to continue as a Weekend student in Level 300, this can be a caveat for him not to be admitted.
According to the Students Representative Council Electoral Commissioner, the Dean of Students Affairs, Mr. David Danquah Appau, in an engagement with him, hinted of plans by the school management to deal with the student after Police investigations and actions.
The student, Ishmael Fia, was caught removing about 19 already thumb printedballot papers from a secret compartment in his belt, during yesterday’s SRC election
Observers at the election grounds – the GIJ campus – were alerted to the illegal action of the student after he spent more than five minutes in a voting booth.
Isaac Adu further allayed fears that the outcome of the election would not be a true reflection of the choice of the electorates.
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He clarified that the student was caught whilst attempting to rig and not after he had cast the already thumb-printed ballots.
“He attempted to rig but he didn’t put anything in the box so his actions will not have any effect on the results,” he said
The EC Chair also mentioned that Ishmael has been released from police custody but will have to report himself to the police on Tuesday, May 30, 2019.
Story by: universnewsroom.com