Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Law Students' Congress Ended Violently, Election Cancelled

The Congress of law students which took place yesterday, Tuesday 20th September 2016, at Law 209, ended on an unexpected note.

The Congress which was called to elect the Faculty's representatives in the Electoral Commission and the Election petition Committee as directed by the DSA ended abruptly.

The bone of contention was the post of the Faculty's representative in the Electoral Commission which was contested by Ayo Toluwalase Shedrach popularly known as Ay Toes and Akande Paul popularly known as Positive. The tally was 92 votes for Ay Toes and 90 votes for Positive which didn't go down with many congressmen as they felt the hands that were raised for Positive were much more than those raised for Ay-Toes.

The President of the Law Students Society Ekpa Stanley Ekpa, who presided over the congress then cancelled the election results due to the controversy.

However, announcements have been made that there will be another congress/election on Thursday 22nd September, 2016. It is however unclear at this time whether there will be a re-election for the representative in the Election Petition Committee due to the fact that there was just one candidate contesting.

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