Second year environmental health and sanitation student of the University of Education, Winneba-Mampong campus; Moro Mohammed seem to be the favorite as the University heads for its SRC elections Wednesday.
rawgist.com has been finding out who the main Presidential contenders are and how they are faring as the electioneering atmosphere heats up.
Below are excerpts of our findings:
In summary, the survey results placed Moro Mohammed as the candidate most likely to win the elections as at the time of the survey (47%).
Moro Mohammed has as his strong suit a female running mate; something that has an emotional appeal to many students especially the female population as this is the first time (according to female respondents) a woman has been given such a political platform. Portia Owusu is believed to be outspoken and beautiful. She is however perceived by some to be an introvert.
Moro’s policies and manifesto promises including a desire to deal with security challenges viz; darkness on campus, provision of shuttles for easy transportation, starting a scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students and championing the welfare of the female population seem to have touched base with many students.
Close on Moro’s heel, is another candidate who seem to have dazzled a good number (39%) with interesting promises and physical charm. Many describe Kyei Baffour Samuel as being clever. The promise of a campus radio station appears to be his most effective message. His running mate; Akawakire Richard Azuure however seem to be a significant Achilles heel. Rawgist.com is unable to publish some of the downsides Kyei Baffour’s running mate as mentioned by respondents.
Far down the continuum is another candidate who is currently likely to come up third in Wednesday’s election; Tijani Abdul- Fatawu. He doesn’t seem to have made so much gains with his promises whiles many (14%) consider him too old relative to the other two contenders. He has a nice personality and should not be ruled out until the elections are over as he could pose a significant threat to the others especially Moro. He shares some important constituencies with Moro Mohammed including course mates, religious mates, region of origin. A “trained teacher” tag on him makes him susceptible to negative propaganda which in fact is the case. The trend hitherto, according to rawgist.com’s findings has been to elect train teachers many of who are advanced in age; a situation many say has not helped much. The believe by many that he has secured a significant amount in loans towards the campaign and would hence be under pressure is something he has to work on quickly. Unfortunately, his running mate; Isaac Ntekor seem to also be missing from the campaign. He is described as lacking confidence and shabbily appearing in public just to mention a few negatives.