The leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has suspended its 46th congress due to an outbreak of violence at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where it was held.
There was a scuffle among the students on Sunday at the KNUST Campus when an alleged vehicle belonging to the General Secretary was spotted with three new machetes.
A former NUGS Executive, Ebenezer Ahinaku, narrating the incident to Citi News
said “instead of a single registration list of delegates to go and vote, there were two lists and that is what generated the initial chaos.”
He added that “after they were sorting these things out, information also came that about three new cutlasses were found in the car of the General Secretary of NUGS and that also raised an alarm and people wanted to see what was in the car.
But with the help of the police, we were able to whisk the car away.”
Meanwhile, the Press Secretary of NUGS, Austin Brako Powers, has told Citi News
the student body together with the police has commenced investigation into the incident.
He said, “the congress has been called off because of brewing tensions and suspicions that the voting had taken place, we would have experienced chaotic situations and violence.”