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General News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020


University of Ghana Commonwealth Hall elects Barnabas Mensah as new JCR President

Barnabas Mensah Barnabas Mensah

Level 300 Geography and Linguistics Student of the University of Ghana, Barnabas Mensah, has been elected as President of the Commonwealth Hall Junior Common Room (JCR).

He will lead the Commonwealth Hall for the 2020/2021 academic year. Barnabas Mensah’s victory on Friday comes despite tough competition from Ayuumah Sandys Seth and Daniel Nii Adjei.

The election, which recorded no violent incident, saw Barnabas garner 254 votes.

Ayuumah Sandys managed to secure 154 endorsements and Daniel Nii Adjei, 40.

Other winners during the election are Hagan Lord (Vice-President), Nathan Nana Afari (Secretary) and Eric Paa Kwesi Obeng (Treasurer).

Residents of the Commonwealth Hall usually hold their JCR elections in the first semester, however, following allegations of electoral malpractices, the elections, which were first held in 2019, was postponed until further notice.

Below are the results as received from the Commonwealth Hall Electoral Commission Chairperson


Barnabas Mensah – 254 Ayuumah Sandys Seth – 154 Daniel Nii Adjei – 40

Rejected ballots – 5 Total Votes Cast – 453

Vice President

Hagan Lord

Yes votes – 415

No votes – 28

Rejected – 10 Total Votes Cast – 453


Nathan Nana Afari – 258

Richard Owusu – 191

Rejected Ballots – 4 Total vote Casts – 453


Eric Paa Kwesi Obeng

Yes votes – 418

No votes – 30

Rejected votes – 5

Total Votes Cast – 453