Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana held its 21st National delegates Congress in Tamale over the weekend .New leaders were being elected to lead the Association for the next Academic year.
The Electoral Commission for the first time in TTAG history disqualified some of the aspirants.The shocking disqualification was from the Eastern and Greater Accra Sector of which all aspirants from that sector were disqualified for not meeting the expected 60% mark .
Though some sectors were also affected,the EGA sector was most affected.A situation that brought up misunderstandings among supporters of the disqualified aspirants.
The sector later petitioned the Electoral Commission but that could not yield any positive outcome for the disqualified aspirants to be pardoned.
The EC later claimed that the arrogance of one of the aspirants during vetting was the major cause of the disqualification. Many described the EC’s decision as an attack on the personality of the aspirant.
Many delegates also blame the disqualification on the absence of the Coordinator of the EGA sector on the Electoral Commission which was due to his inability to come for Congress.
The sector took an earlier decision not to take part in the voting process ,a decision that could affect the future chances of the sector contesting for any national position.It later took the effort of the newly elected president of the sector ,Emmanuel Asiedu,to convince his delegates to take part in the voting process so as to protect the image and future of the sector.
During voting ,the sector was not allowed to vote due to issues with its qualified number of delegates to vote.
The VOLTA sector was not permitted to vote and their aspirants Disqualified based on an alleged suspected over voting. The issue could not benefit the sector hence their inability to take part in the election.
The National vice President who was contesting the national Presidency took the opportunity to win the election smoothly.Though there EC was suspected to have deliberately disqualified the two sectors,the two sectors left Congress peacefully without causing any ‘disaster’ at Congress.
List of National Officers 2016/17
1.Avorgbedor Paul Wonder—-President(Offinso College)
3.Owusu Ansah Bernard—General sec.(Fosu College)
4.Adama Alhassan Mohammad—-Vice Sec.( Gbewaa)
5.Suleiman Zakia—Wocom(Tamale college)
6.Jeln Prince Bilala —Fin.Sec.(Bimbila college)
7.Oduro Kwame—–Treasurer( Mampong Technical College)
8.Dwumfuor Gideon —Org.Sec(Mampong Technical College)
9.Abbey Shaderack—–Coordinator( Enchi College of Education)
10.Isaac Wiafe —-PRM (Wesley College, Kumasi)
11.Hussein Abdul Gafaru —-Vice Org.Sec.( Tamale College).