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KNUST SRC Electoral Commission to train ECs and JCs ahead of Election 2020

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The SRC Electoral Commissioner has set out to orient Electoral Commissioners and Judicial Chairpersons of the various departments, faculties, and Colleges. The move which has been dubbed “Electoral Training” with support from the Office of the SRC Judicial Council Chair seeks to educate all Electoral Commissioners and Judicial Committee Members to curb the issue of court cases and injunctions which always stall electoral processes.

The SRC Electoral Commissioner, Master Philip Ofori Atta and Judicial Council Chairperson, Master Micheal Gyan assert that the training would help ECs and JCs on how they should go about the performance of their duties to avoid unnecessary court cases and injunctions in the 2019 / 2020 elections.

Hypercitigh.com can recall of several instances where KNUST Electoral proceedings have been abducted, ground to a halt due to misunderstanding emanating from vetting results, misinterpretation of association constitutions, invalidity of aspirants on grounds of having not might the required Cumulative Weighted Average, CWAs and gross exhibition of parochial interest by some electoral officials which questions the integrity of all related electoral proceedings.

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Recent of these ordeals have to do with the 2018 / 2019 CANARSa and SCISA elections which were dragged through the mud for similar reasons which the ABC lead administration’s Electoral Commission would want to avoid. Master Philip Ofori Atta in a press session with the media said that resource persons would be available to elucidate on the theme: Electoral Integrity; The Role of Electoral Commissioners And Judicial Committee Members As Stakeholders. He, however, remarked that this training would further broaden the scope and capacity of the respective officials of both divides to deal with issues that may arise and also enable the avenue to sanction them when they play foul to the laid down procedure.

KNUST SRC Electoral Commission: Richmond Akoto Coffie, Deputy SRC EC, Philip Ofori Atta, main EC, Bernard Bassoah, Non – Residential EC

The training is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 16th at the IDL Conference Room beside KNUST Pool Side. The Electoral Training would begin at noon prompt.

 

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Source: Hypercitigh.com / KNUST

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