The National Union of Ghana Students is accusing the District Chief Executive of Navrongo, Stanislav Kadigni of meddling in its elections to choose representatives for the All Africa Students Union.
Leadership of Student Unions across the country as mandated by their constitution, are to meet every four years to elect representatives for the continental students body – the All Africa Students Union.
National President of the Graduate Students Association, Raymond Ayilu told Joy News the DCE is to blame for some confusion that occurred during the election process.
Narrating what happened at a meeting to present nominees at the University of Development Studies campus, Ayilu said the DCE had influenced the vetting committee of the student body to disqualify a candidate who was not his favourite.
“Agitations started and this caused a lot of confusion and the police had to come in and disperse all the students including the Dean of Students of UDS.”
He said the DCE had no right to be at the meeting insisted that it continued and that “he had come to ensure that a directive given to him is implemented to the letter.”
“So the students questioned his presence at the venue because this was a student programme and so there was no need for the DCE to be at the premises trying to influence the activities of the students,” Raymond said.
According to him, the DCE insisted that the elections continue to make sure his preferred candidate was elected.
He said the student body wondered why the DCE and other persons have taken sides during student election and “are perpetuating violence and chaos.”
Majority of the students have left the UDS campus and are returning to their various schools.
One student was reportedly arrested on Saturday during the disturbances but has since been released.