A campus-based political party at the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper, Maryland County, Student Unification Alliance or SUA, has won elections to run the student government on campus.
Students of the second state-run on Wednesday, 26 April went to the polls to elect officials that will steer the affairs of students at the University for one academic year.
The William V.S. Tubman University with six colleges currently operating in south- eastern Liberia, saw over 1000 students going to the polls last week to exercise their political franchise.
Tubman University, named in memory of the late 18th President of Liberia, William V.S. Tubman has the Colleges of Engineering and Technology, Education, Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Management and Administration, respectively as well as College of Agriculture and Food Science. Students from these various colleges went to the polls to express their democratic will and choice for leadership.
The competitive exercise saw Mr. Ruben D. Togbah of the College of Management and Administration vying as presidential candidate against Mr. Jerry S. Sackor of the College of Engineering and Technology of the Concerned Student Movement (TU-CSM) party.
From the camp of SUA, Mr. Josiah S. Nagbe contested as vice president, Leonardo Z. Wongbae as student representative to the University Council, Smith Samah as Secretary General, and Alicia Harris as Financial Secretary.
The Concerned Student Movement fielded Mr. Sieh Mensah as Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. George H. Snow, Student Representative to the University Council, Cyrus S. Jasay, Secretary General, and Miss Janice Walloh, as financial secretary.
The Concerned Student Movement has led the student government on campus for three consecutive terms as a result of SUA backing off due to disenchantment over the electoral processes, according to SUA Chairman emeritus, Lawrence Sankon.
Meanwhile, this time around, the Student Unification Alliance (SUA) swept the polls in a landslide.Its candidate for the presidency, Mr. Ruben D. Togbah defeated Mr. Jerry Sackor with the margin of 218 votes followed by other SUA officials.
President-elect Mr. Ruben D. Togbah has promised to work in the best interest of his fellow students by engaging the administration on campus to provide basic needs of the student populace at TU.
By George K. Momo/ Maryland-Editing by Jonathan Browne