FBC to conduct re-run election
Following the disturbances that marred voting at Fourah Bay College on 2nd June 2021, the College administration has officially disclosed that fresh elections would be held on Friday, 9th June, 2021.
Speaking to Sierra Express Media, the Director of Media, Dr Tonya Hindolo Musa, said new modalities had been put in place to prevent a recurrence and ensure that peaceful and credible elections are held this time around.
“Voter ID cards specific for the purpose will be used this time and polling stations decongested by adding more polling stations” Dr Musa said.
He further revealed that security would be heightened and vehicular traffic restricted. “The roads leading to the college from Leicester and Model will be closed to the public until after polling”, said Dr Musa, adding that only voter ID card carriers and essential workers would be allowed to access the vicinity of the college.
He appealed to the general public to restrain themselves from activities and movement that would amount to interference with the conduct of the elections.
He said the signing of ballot papers by the aspirants would now be done prior to polling day, as opposed to what obtained on the 2nd of June.
Six candidates are contesting for the presidency of the SU Government at FBC, including two female students. FBC has a track record of violence in elections, which has seen tough action by the Administration, banning political and other social activities on campus in the past.
Outgoing President of the SU government, Augustine Bona, said he welcomes the decision for re-run elections as he put it, “it is a step in the right direction, considering the fact that it is long overdue and the huge resources put into it”.
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