The University Teachers Association of Ghana, University of Education, Winneba (UTAG – UEW) Chapter has elected its new executives at elections held on Friday, 27th September, 2019.
The elections which went on at Winneba and Ajumako campuses concurrently saw its controversial President, Dr Kaakyire Frimpong Duku and Secretary Dr Abdulai Ahmed Jinapor being humiliated.
The turn out for the elections was unprecedented. As many as 305 lecturers turn up at the polls to exercise their franchise.
The elections saw Mr Eric Sakyi Nketiah pulled 178 votes as against 124 by Dr Kaakyire Frimpong Duku.
Prior to the elections many had anticipated that the elections would be keenly contested.
Mr Eric Nketiah who in recent times has had a number of media engagements on the happenings at UEW urging for peaceful resolution of the issues through due process won the the hearts of the electorates at the end of the day.
His peaceful approach to the issues were at variance with the incumbent, Dr Kaakyire Duku who appeared to be stoking fire with vitriolic attacks in the media and a countless number of court actions against the University.
Dr. Mavis Amo-Mensah whipped Dr. Abdulai Ahmed Jinapor with 175 votes to 128 votes.
The UTAG – UEW Secretaryship contest recorded 180 votes against 123 with Mr. Pascal Kpodo making light work of Mr. Ali Muhammad.
The Treasurership race witnessed a very close contest between Dr Ebenezer Amanor-Lartey and Mrs. Elizabeth Lani Ashong. Amanor-Lartey pipped Lani Ashong to it by 157 to 147 votes.
The results revealed that all four new entrants made a clean sweep of the positions at stake to usher in a new era at the helms of UTAG – UEW.
The elected executives promised participatory and reconciliatory leadership.
Speaking to the media after the declaration of results, the President elect, Eric Sakyi Nketiah called for reconciliation among the rank and file for progress and development at UTAG – UEW front.
He stressed the need for all to be passionate for the success of the UEW transformational agenda.
The elated President elect added that solidarity among UTAG members was crucial.
Supporters of the elected executives were seen in frenzy jubilations. It is hoped that the new leadership will work to ensure that peace prevails on UEW campus.
There were some eight (8) spoilt ballot recorded.