Sunday, 12 March 2017

FASA Election To Hold Tomorrow, 13th March

The election that was slated to hold at the level of the Faculty of Arts Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife on the 10th of March was postponed after a few minutes of its commencement. This was due to the provision for 1 ballot box by the electoral commission for the whole of the department in the stead of 8 ballot boxes for each department in the faculty as recognised in its constitution. The names of candidates were misspelt and their pseudonyms were also not tagged alongside the ballot papers. There were also irregular sizes of boxes for voters to mark their choices on the provided ballot papers presented at the polling unit. Finally, there were no pictures of candidates on the ballot papers which would help identification when voters want to exercise their franchise.

An interview with one of the presidential candidates, Mr Afiz Gbadamosi on his reaction to the postponement of the election. He said
"Well I have no negative reaction to the postponement since it was done to ensure a credible election, just that I think the electoral commission should have perfected plans before the election day."
Miss Tofunmi, who is also vying for the post of the vice president of the faculty stated that it was the best decision to make.

The electoral commission has however promised to make necessary amendment as it has been rescheduled to 13th of March 2017.
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