After 28 hours of electronic voting last Wednesday (June 22,
2016), the University of Ilorin Students’ Union has elected a
new President to run its affairs for the 2016/2017 academic
session. He is Mr. Shobowale Lukman Olawale, a 300 Level
student of the Department of History and International
Studies, Faculty of Arts.
The new Students’ Union President polled a total of 5, 218
votes to defeat three other contestants.
According to a report on the election submitted 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, the e-voting, done on the
platform of the University website, www.unilorin.edu.ng, for
the third consecutive year, started at 6.00 a.m. on Tuesday,
June 21, 2016 and ended at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday, June
Announcement of the result was done immediately by the
Director, Computer Science and Information Technology
(COMSIT) Unit, Prof. Isiyaku Ahmed, who was the Returning
Other contestants for the post of the President were Bashar
Mubarak, who polled 2, 614 votes to come second; Babaita
Habbeb, 2, 537 votes and Gbadamosi Adejare, 901 votes to
emerge third and fourth respectively.
For the position of Vice-President (Permanent Site), Iromini
Omolola defeated Anisere Adejoke with 1,125 votes as
against 594 votes for the latter. For Vice-President, College
of Health Sciences (COHS), Aderemi Temidayo got 49 votes
and was declared winner unopposed.
Also elected into the Students’ Union’s Central Executive
Committee (CEC) was Abdulazeez Olawale, General
Secretary, who polled 613 votes to defeat Quadri Adeniyi,
who got 567votes and Ojajuni Abiodun who had one vote.
The position of Assistant Secretary went to Rufai Kehinde
Esther, who polled 815 votes to defeat Akindele Romoke,
who got 208 votes.
Ojajuni Emmanuel Abiodun, who lost as General Secretary,
clinched the position of Financial Secretary with 835 votes
unopposed in a deft move that suggests last minute political
dexterity while the Public Relations Officer (PRO) position
was won by Omotosho Damilare, who got 208 votes to
defeat three other contestants, Ishola Kayode (197 votes),
Adebisi Jacob (131votes) and Ganiyu Ajani (71votes).
Also elected were Afolayan Kazeem, Welfare Secretary
(Permanent Site); Aremu Ademola, Welfare Secretary (COHS)
; Olona Shakiru, Social Secretary; and Zubair Ibrahim, Sports