The much awaited Students Union Election which was slated to kick off by 8:30 am on Thursday, 1st of June, 2023, was welcomed with arguments at the education Polling unit.
The election was later postponed till 10 am, to make things more convenient for students, who were finding it difficult to get to campus, due to Unavailability of buses to convey students.
Before the exercise could start, an argument over the number of ballot papers stopped the commencement of the exercise for some minutes. It was gathered that the argument was based solely on the number of ballot papers versus the number of education students.
It was reported that around 600 ballot papers were brought to the unit, while the number of education is over 3,000.
Some students kicked against it and demanded that more ballot papers be brought before anyone could be allowed to vote.
This led to the uproar and argument between the students and the electoral officers at the education Polling unit, before the intervention of a lecturer, who warned the students to remain calm, else they would be made to change their venue.
As soon as peace was restored, the voting began with students responsibly waiting in the queue for their turn to cast their votes for their preferred candidate.
Moreover, different agents could be seen with their candidate’s tag, urging other students to cast their vote, as their vote really counts. The faculty is full of students, cheering their peers and candidates, including first year students who are not yet eligible to vote, but most came out just to support their candidate.
Conclusively, the faculty President, Teslim Ayobami Saheed, popularly known as TSA, was also in attendance to cast his vote alongside other students of the faculty. So far, the voting process has been going on well, with students trooping into the faculty in their large numbers.