Five student leaders have revealed and agreed that political parties influence the elections of student leaders across the country.
The five students who were assembled by Joy FM’s Super Morning Show team unanimously agreed that their elections were influenced by any political party.
Michael Paa Kwesi-Adu, President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), individuals from various political parties approach candidates vying for various positions at the student level with sponsorship packages. Mr. Adu admitted he had support from NPP, NDC, and CPP.
Davis Ohene Fobin, President of the Students’ Representative Council of the University of Ghana, Legon, revealed that majority of his campaign team members were from New Patriotic Party student’s wing, TESCON but he didn’t have an official political party support in my elections
On his part, Andrew Atariwini and Romeo Adzah Dowokpor both SRC presidents of the African University College and the Ghana Institute of Journalism said he was never approached by any political party during his campaign.
William Boye who contested for NUGS President but lost to Paa Kwesi-Adu, attributed the support from political parties to the high cost involved in prosecuting a campaign for any position of student leadership.
The student leaders were drawn from the University of Ghana, Ghana Institute of Journalism, African University College of Communication and the National Union of Ghana students.