#GIJDecides: Kumah, Moffatt tipped to win Monday's election


The Ghana Institute of Journalism heads to the polls on Monday April 30 to elect new executive officers for its Students Representative Council.
This year’s election will see who takes over from the Martin Thompson Ntem led administration.
Ahead of the elections, a poll was conducted by ZEENFAC Research Club to gather the views of students on their preferred candidates.
The poll had about 1500 respondents out of the school’s population of over 3,000.
Per results the released by the Research club, Presidential candidate Mr. Emmanuel Kumah will come out as victor in Monday’s election.
Emmanuel Kumah, who is up against Kwasi Nimo Jnr and Orlando Tettey for the presidential office pulled 408 votes, representing 27.2%
Kwasi Nimo Jnr. came second with 320 (21.3%) votes  with Orlando Tettey amassing 298 (19.9%) votes 
Considering the level of Kumah’s campaign and the support he has from some influential persons of GIJ campus, including Mr. Kabu Nartey (General Secretary of NUGS), many had predicted that Kumah would have an easy run in the election.
However, it is obvious that his two fellow contenders are not relenting in their bid to succeed Mr. Martin Thompson Ntem.
Another portfolio of great interest to the student populace in that of the General Secretary where Lady Jessica Naa Adoley Moffatt is battling it out with Mr. Razak Musbau.
Although Naa Adoley Moffatt won in the Research Club’s poll, it wouldn’t be surprising if she loses Monday’s polls; looking at the vote difference between herself and Mr. Musbau.
Without doubt, the General Secretary office is being contended by two persons believed to be well able to fit in the shoes of outgoing General Secretary Nathaniel Alpha.
In the poll, she obtained 477 (31.8%) votes as against Musbau’s 421 (28.1%) votes.
For the Women’s Commissioner, Boakye Agnes Edna garnered 372 (24.8%) votes, Faiza Ibrahim pulled 338 (22.5%) with Adriana Adu scoring 312 (20.8%) votes.
News Editor for Radio GIJ, Paul Gozo obtained 365 (24.3%) votes for the office of External Affairs Commissioner, Joshua Asafo came second with 337 (22.5%) votes with Justice Agbenorsi amassing 295 (19.7%) votes.
For the office of the Organizing Secretary, Nana Ofori Apau is battling it out with Dennis Oheneba Mitterand.
According to the poll, Nana Ofori Apau accrued 529 (35.3%) votes with Dennis Mitterand obtaining 375 (25%) votes.
For the office of the Treasurer, Mr. Redeemer Buatsi is contesting unopposed and electorates will just have to choose between a “Yes or No” vote.
Surprisingly, there were 411 (27.4%) No’s for Redeemer with 684 (45.6%) saying “Yes”
Bearing any unforeseen circumstances, the GIJ 2018 SRC Elections will come off on Sunday April 29 and Monday April 30 for the Weekend and Regular students respectively.


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