Ondo Varsity finally elects students' union leader after postponement

By Tunde Olorungbotemi, Akure

It was like the long awaited arrival of an overdue baby, the atmosphere was peaceful as Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State has elected new students' union leader as Obagunwa Oluwasegun Daniel emerged the new Students’ Union president, VAM News reports.

AAUA Main gate

Obagunwa(SU President elect) polled 1,664 votes to defeat Godspower Olorunsannumi, Olatujoye Oluwatosin and Adedoyin Stephen.

The election finally came up a week ago, after the initial SU election was postponed due to the hacking into the election’s e-portal by unidentified men which resulted to a mixup of results.

The race between Akinlalu Funmilayo Valentina, Olusanya Olawumi and Asaolu Tomiloba was keenly contested but on a narrowly free and fair manner with Akinlalu Funmilayo Valentina emerging with 1,957 votes to defeat her closest rival Olusanya Olawumi with 1,426 votes and 451 votes respectively.

Other executives who emerged are; Taiwo Joel (general secretary); Adegbeyeni Matthew(public relations officer); Oni Samuel(financial secretary); Alabi Emmanuel( treasurer) and Oseni Ridwan (welfare director).

Emoruwa Great who contested for the office of social director defeated Goroth Kayode with 369 votes. 

Lovebayor, Kante, and Seaweb was hugely contested for Sport directors and Olaiya Anthony aka Lovebayor came first, kante 2nd and seaweb third.

Also, Adelowo Michael was elected unopposed as assistant general secretary respectively.

The election was conducted through online voting.

The results were contained in an official declaration signed by chairman and secretary of the Students’ Union Electoral Committee (SUEC), Dr Stephen Aina and Mr Adebisi Olawale.

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The new executive members will steer the affairs of the SU for one session.

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