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Unilorin Students' Union elects new leaders


The University of Ilorin Students' Union has again successfully deployed the electronic voting system to elect a new set of leaders, who will pilot its affairs for the coming 2017/2018 academic session.

In the election, conducted by the Independent Students Electoral Committee (ISEC) last Tuesday (July 18, 2017), a 400 level student of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Mr Ridwan Abimbola Adebisi, emerged President after polling a total of 5, 941 votes to defeat his rival, Mohammed Olaoluwakitan Arole, who scored 5, 108 votes.  

A report on the election sent to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON), by the Dean, Student Affairs, Prof A.E. Talabi, a copy of which was made available to Unilorin Bulletin, indicated that no fewer than 775 votes were nullified.

For the position of Secretary-General, which was contested by four candidates, Mr Adekunle AbdulRasaq Sulaimon emerged winner, beating Messrs Abdulakeem Lawal, Aliyu Abdulkadir and Temitope Obayanju, who polled 2,770, 1,453 and 1,258votes respectively.

Hakeem Okanlawon clinched the position of Financial Secretary with 8,452 votes. He was the only contestant for the post.

With 561votes, Miss Damola Jimoh was elected Vice-President (College of Health Sciences), beating Miss Opeyemi Abubakar, who polled 268 votes. Also Miss Temitayo Aremu, with 4,597votes, emerged as the Vice-President (Permanent Site) after beating two other contestants, Miss Zuleihat Onuka (3,165votes) and Lydia Olajide (1,976votes).

For the post of Social Secretary, Joshua Abolarin, with 4,386 votes, emerged winner, beating three other contestants: James Ariya (3,460votes), Mubarak Feruke-Bello (1,803votes) and Jamiu Oyefeso (1,038votes)

Obashola Muritala, who polled 496 votes emerged the new Welfare Secretary for College of Health Sciences, beating Timilehin Ayeni, who polled 275votes. Similarly, Ibrahim Asukuti, who polled 2,470votes, was declared Welfare Secretary (Permanent Site), beating Olaposi Adewale (2,213votes), Tobiloba Jolaosho (1,767votes), Seyi Adetula (1,711votes) and Samuel Olaleye (655votes).

The new Public Relations Officer (P.R.O.) is Bidemi Oyewunmi, who polled 5, 191votes to beat Toyin Abdullahi (2,546votes) and Damilare Dosunmu (1,370votes) while Modupe Ibarahim, who polled 4, 708votes, won the contest for the position of Assistant General Secretary. She defeated Abosede Akande (2,244votes), Olaide Ibraheem (2,161votes) and Tawa Raji (741votes).

In another single contestant election, Adewale Bashir Bello, who polled 9,428votes, the highest vote for any contestant throughout the elections, was declared the Sports Secretary. No fewer than 2,340 null votes were also recorded.

Faculty Representatives for the Students Union Senate Council were also elected.

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