The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013
ACCOUNTING student Eddie Nagual is the new president of University of Technology student council.
After two days of polling last week, Nagual polled 718 votes to beat six rivals.
Second-year computer science student Olson Waram is the vice president (male).
Constance Kawabe, a third-year applied physics student, is the vice president (female).
They polled 835 and 829 votes respectively.
Third-year engineering student Glenda Kolam is the new secretary. Samuel Simon, a third-year accounting student, was elected treasurer.
Deputy student warden Wale Molumi said counting began after polling on Friday afternoon and went on throughout the night.
Results were known on Saturday.
A total of 1,400 ballots were counted out of a student population of 2,800.
It meant that half of the students did not vote, most of whom were on study break.
“It is their democratic right to choose whether to vote so we cannot really force them into participating,” he said.
“But I thank the student body for the peaceful elections. It is a better compared to many previous elections.”
Molumi thanked the provincial electoral commission office and returning officer Billy Aki for conducting a successful election.