Dr. Bush Emerges New OAU SU President As Students Elect Union Leaders

Dr. Bush Emerges New OAU SU President As Students Elect Union Leaders
  • PublishedJune 27, 2024

Omoboriowo Damilola Isaac popularly known as Dr. Bush from the Department of Medicine and Surgery has emerged as the newly elected Students Union President of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

Osun Defender reports that the election was held on Wednesday across all 13 faculties in the university, with students flocking out in masses to vote for their preferred candidates.

Dr. Bush won the presidential position with 3,899 votes, defeating Yusuf Toheeb (Yusolat) from the civil engineering department who had 3,004 votes, and Adetunbi Abdulmonnan Olamilekan (Otunba) from Educational Management who had 1,656 votes.

Odediji Christianah (Temitianah) won the Vice President position with 4,973 votes, defeating Farinde Rahmah who had 3,554 votes.

READ: Chaos As Unknown Student Smashes Bottle, Makes Away With Ballot Box During OAU SU Election 

Pelumi Oluwayimika (Da Great) who run unoppossed won the Director of Sports position with 8,071 votes. Tijani Yusuf (ASAP) won the Director of Socials & Culture position with 3,457 votes, defeating AY Joks who had 1,867 votes, Gorgeous (947 votes), and Hado (2,341 votes).

Busari Samuel (S&T) won the Welfare Officer position with 4,831 votes, defeating Marcus who had 3,680 votes. Fajuyi Ikeoluwa (FAJ) won the Financial Secretary position with 5,007 votes, defeating Xperience with 3,428 votes.

Aka Daniel (Senator) won the Public Relations Officer position with 4,352 votes, defeating Prof (626 votes), Tum Tum (1,955 votes), and Benmarc (1,621 votes).

Omisore Michael (Prof Mike) won the Assistant Secretary-General position with 5,438 votes, defeating Praise Ogede (2,904 votes). Babatimehin Kinfeosi Joy (Kinfeosi) won the Secretary General position with 4,465 votes, defeating Sage (1,376 votes), Pendragon (1,801 votes), and Einstein (999 votes).

Meanwhile, Osun Defender reports that the atmosphere on campus, yesterday was extremely electric, with students from different faculties and departments gathered to exercise their franchise.

The election at the institution was marked by an uneasy calm, with tension and anticipation palpable in the air.

However, the peaceful atmosphere was shattered by reports of violence among students, who clashed with each other in some faculties, resulting in physical altercations.

The disturbing report of ballot box theft at approximately 5:20 pm yesterday further raised concerns about the integrity of the electoral process. Despite the efforts of university authorities and security personnel to restore order, the violence left many students feeling disillusioned and disenfranchised.

Despite a few hiccups, including delays in the arrival of electoral materials, the theft of a ballot box, and long queues, the voting process ended peacefully.

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