2018 UNIUYO SUG Elections: Elections nullified amidst chaos and irregularities

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2018 UNIUYO SUG Elections: Elections nullified amidst chaos and irregularities

Reports reaching us from our sources in the Electoral commitee set up for 2018 UNIUYO SUG Elections have it that the VC has not the violent filled election conducted today and a Caretaker Committee will be set up till 2019.

The elections today was caught with violence in polling units at Faculties like Engineering, Social Science, Art, Agriculture, Education amongst others. In town campus, elections was cancelled in Social Science by the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Aniekan Brown, and this angered a sect of students who decided to disrupt Elections at other faculties.

Meanwhile, reports of violence had already been heard from the permanent site campus by Engineering students. Resistance by Students of the faculty of Science ensured that their polling unit wasn’t scattered.

Elections results from faculties that were not affected by the Violence were being counted as ordered by the Dean of Students’ Affairs, while also stating that a re-run will be conducted on or before Friday.

While the counting of votes was going on, news came in that the VC has asked for the elections to be cancelled. What has not been made know for sure is what the next step will be. But rumours and theories have it that either a re-run will be conducted within 7 days or a caretaker committee will be setup to run the Students’ union government affairs till next year.

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