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KNUST SRC President beaten to pulp

The Student Representative Council (SRC) President of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Adu-Baah Charles popularly known as (ABC) has been beaten  to pulp by a group of alumni affiliated to the Unity Hall (Conti) for not awarding them their due share after campaigning for him to win the elections.

The Boys travelled from Accra to discipline the SRC President and express their discontent towards him for neglecting the people who campaigned for him ahead of their 2019 SRC elections.

Two of the boys have been identified as Costy and Adongo who out sources say are known Conti figures.

ABC confirmed his ordeal to TheNewsGh.com’s Evans Osei-Bonsu when reached via phone.

They met him off the Rahko School complex stretch around Kotei Kumasi, outside the University campus and chanted ‘Mission accomplished’ after awarding him with eight (8) straight slaps on the face and threatening him to be vigilant in his activities.

It is reported that, the SRC President failed to award some undeserving candidates of the ‘Ketewa Bia Nsua’ (KBN) funds the group presented to the President.

The KBN funds seeks to empower needy students with some allowances to aid their upkeep and survival on the University campus. It is an initiative of the KNUST SRC.

“They came behind me, punched me in the chest and started slapping me from all angles. I questioned them why they were doing that and they said, I didn’t give their people some of the KBN funds and also provide accommodation to selected persons at the SRC hostel.

They chanted mission accomplished whilst maltreating.” ABC said when contacted.

He revealed that, he has since reported the matter to the Police and have received medical attention.

Now final-year Political studies student, Adu-Baah Charles (ABC), emerged as the winner of the 2019 KNUST SRC presidential elections succeeding Mr. Kelvin Sah.

The election was held on Wednesday April 17, 2019, and saw a total of 17,019 students vote although 17,046 were verified of which he came up against 6 others and garnered a total of 11,225 votes, representing 65.96%.

His runner-up, Samuel Sesah, followed from a distance with 3,496 votes – accounting for 20.55% of the total vote cast.

Last year, Charles Adu-Baah Jnr. had declared his intention to run in the Presidential race but was forced to withdraw from the election following the disqualification of his running-mate on technical grounds.

He repeated his program and contested again in this year’s SRC election, eventually making history by winning by a huge margin.

 

Source: MyNewsGh.com