A law Student Odunyemi have emerged the Students’ Union President, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
He defeated his closest rival, Benjamin Amos with a total of 1,078 against his 1,040 votes and other three candidates.
Other elected executives of the union include, Ayeni Rita(Vice-President), Segun
Odunayo(Gen. Sec), Bello Segun(Fin.Sec), Ikuejuroje Olarewaju(PRO), Oyelade Ola(Welfare Director), Olarewaju Seun(Treasurer), Bamidele Olamide (Sports Director), Anbire Donald (Social Director) and Akinola Seun (Assistant Gen.Sec.).
The election which was done electronically had students turned out en mass to elect their preferred candidates.
Announcing the winners, the electoral Chairman, Dr. Benson Igboin said the university in a bid to have a 21st Century university and its resolve to adopt global best practices have made it pertinent for the institution to adopt e-voting system.
He said, “We made students to understand that a 21st century university is driven by technology, innovation and creativity and that e-voting system is part of the 21st century package”
While urging those who lost at the poll to cooperate with the winners, the SUEC chairman charged the winners not to renege on their promises. He urge them to pursue their agenda in tandem with the
requirements of 21st Century student unionism.
Speaking on the newly introduced Electronic Voting system, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun extolled the process saying the initiative is ingenious and great. “It is a rare feat which we are proud of as a university; it has been our resolve to move away from the analogue to digital in virtually all facets of endeavours, including teaching and learning.
The VC also said AAUA had made another landmark achievement as one of the few institutions that has introduced the e-voting system in the country.
“AAUA is a leading university in other major areas, we can also be among the first to introduce e-voting and set the pace for other universities and the nation which are still struggling with the possibility of achieving such a feat.