“My hands are clean; I took no bribe” — KNUST SRC EC
Chairman of the KNUST SRC Electoral Commission, Mr. Akwasi Nti Awuah has affirmed that he was not compromised in anyway before, during or after the 2019 KNUST student elections which saw Master Adu Baah Charles emerge as the winner.
KNUST student elections over the years have seen different twist and turns with this year’s elections being pitched as one of the most fairest ever conducted. Not withstanding it’s successes, some students are of the view that the some electoral commissioners were influenced to skew the results to favour a particular faction. With reference to previous electoral processes, this made the entire students call for a much more transparent election from the incumbent EC and also requested for a breakdown of election results which always got ignored.
The electoral commissioner prior to the 2019 elections had a “Meet the Press” where he indicated with all certainty that he wasn’t going to compromise his office but will ensure that there is a fair election.
In an interview with Focus Fm on their flagship program Leadership Corner on Sunday 28th April, Mr Akwasi Awuah affirmed that different monetary and political offers were made by several groups and individuals, but he wasn’t ready to bend the law as he was loyal to his job.
”I swore an oath to serve the whole students not a faction,” he said.
Recounting some difficult moments during the election period, Mr Akwasi Nti Awuah confirmed that he shed tears on the day of vetting not because of pressure from the job but because he was made to choose between loyalty to the job and friends as he was persuaded to compromise during the screening time.
He further revealed that he was harassed by some students of the University Hall for taking bribe but he wanted the entire student if KNUST to know his hands are clean.
“I turned down representatives from political parties,” he said.