Cross River College Of Education SUG Elects New Leaders

In Breaking News, Education, National News, Politics, Reports

By Archibong Jeremiah

Students casting their votes
Students casting their votes

The management of the Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa has dissolved the 2013/2014 Students Union Government, SUG exco and conducted fresh election for those to lead in the next academic year 2014/2015.

The school had earlier introduced an aptitude test for all intending candidates to any of the position in the SUG.

The aptitude test according to the Dean Of Students Affairs, Mr. Utum Ina is to upgrade the process of electing the union leaders because of poor academic and other performance they as management have recorded from the first cadre of SUG leaders beginning from Ujong Laban, to Pascal Etta and now Mercy Inang.

After the aptitude test, the college management did not make known the result of the test which gave all the aspirants a chance to contest.

The voting exercise commenced at exactly 12:00 noon as against the scheduled 9:00am on Thursday 16, October 2014 at the college compound and lasted for hours.

For office of the President, five (5) candidates stood for the election including Aluga Anthony from School of Languages, Okon Sambo from school of Primary Education Studies, Azorgo John, Frederick Patrick, and Agbor Henry Agbor all from School of Sciences.

Another set of students exercising their franchise
Another set of students exercising their franchise

Aluga Anthony polled 278 votes to emerge President while Agbor Kate polled 640 votes to defeat Mary Effiong as the Vice President, Bissong Lawrence had 383 votes to defeat John Eyam, and Emmanuel Efibere, as the Director of Socials.

While Bissong Paul polled 349 votes to beat Ekanem Esu, Ben Inemesit, Immaculate Udom and Godwin Oyikpa as the Director of Welfare, Moses Ekot got 490 votes defeating Ubi Onen Ayei as Secretary General and Idam Raphael defeated Bassey Effiong Essien to the position of Financial Secretary with 539 votes.

The following positions were unopposed: Director of Sports, Anyo Agan Aniyon, Director of Information (Obule Jacob Ngbe) and Assistant Secretary is Ofem Nnanke Eyong.

CrossRiverWatch observed that due to time factor, some students were disenfranchised.

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