The last time I came open was on the issue of examinations. Well another issue has pricked the lenses and have urged me to zoom into focus.
Once again it’s a period for KNUST to get high on election tensions and feelings. I recall vividly the first time I was introduced into campus politics by the man Joseph Mireku. This I really appreciate because it was never a bad orientation and was a great opening to great people like Boakye Nyamekye Isaac, Prince Nii Afotey and the biggest boss Harvey(the political brains and master planner). People like this give you the chance to push your limits in the political sphere ‘remain relevant not popular’.
Politics on KNUST is one of the biggest grounds for which you can grow in understanding of things. There are several reasons for which one may choose to vie for a position. Many run the race to build themselves up for bigger things, some to enrich themselves while others wish to serve. Despite the reason for which the race is run they open up to you the electorate. You are the deciding factor in every election.
There has always been a different year group and the way they react in the political environment. There have been years where voters didn’t care so much about what you said (policies), how you looked or your hall of affiliation. In a similar vain there have been years where people really cared about these things and these are what we refer to as the dynamics of the elections. There are several dynamics to an election from the political demagogues who think they have the system to the ordinary student in his room. These are the huge factors or game changers.
Small or insignificant as they might seem there are the pollsters and the article writers. Big greetings to King Midas. These are those who inform though some do have personal leanings they certainly leave an impact on the regular voter. Watch out for the Watsuptek polls and yeah a peep into the focus election hub proves very promising.
I’m really impressed with the turn of events in the new crop of first years. You ask if they’re disturbed by the growing visitation of Agenda boys and they tell you NO we need to make informed decisions. I believe with these thoughts and great hope we will make huge stride in our political growth as a society.
Least I forget I salute the umtiti guys who have decided to hold integrity as a grounds to their societal development. It is my hope that this remains the core and unlike the fall of societies, the group would withstand the test of time.
We’d focus a lot more on the dynamics in our next series. Learn from the system but don’t become the system rather become a better version of the system.
By Festus Akyuuro
Follow on social media @thefestusgh.