In an exciting and highly contested election, Soale Razak emerged as the new President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) at Tamale College of Education. The election took place on July 5, 2023, as students exercised their democratic right to select a fresh cohort of executives for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Soale Razak faced tough competition from his opponent, Mustapha Ibrahim, as both candidates vied for the prestigious position. Running mates Abdulai Abass and Abdulai Abdul Wadud joined them on the campaign trail. However, it was Soale Razak and Abdulai Abass who secured victory with a total of 894 votes, surpassing their opponents who received 498 votes.
While the presidency was the most prominent position being contested, other vital positions within the SRC were also up for grabs. The race for the women’s commissioner position drew particular interest, with Naawere Esther running under the slogan “Experience over experiment” and Baba Iklimah rallying supporters with the cry “Together we can and we will.” Ultimately, Baba Iklimah emerged victorious as the Women’s Commissioner.
In addition to the elected positions, other roles such as the SRC Public Relations Officer, Library Secretary, Financial Secretary, General Secretary, and Organizer were also sought after. However, certain portfolios including Welfare, Sports, and Entertainment will be appointed rather than elected.
It is important to note that the voting took place on July 5 and was limited to Level 300 and 400 students, as Level 100 and 200 students had already cast their votes a few weeks prior. This ensured that all students had the opportunity to participate in the electoral process and have their voices heard.
The election at Tamale College of Education showcased the students’ commitment to democracy and their active engagement in shaping the future of their institution. As Soale Razak assumes the role of SRC President, he and his team will undoubtedly strive to represent the interests and aspirations of the student body, working towards a prosperous academic year ahead.