Press Releases of Fri, 14 Oct 20160

We don’t know Luqman as nugs president- NUGS speaks

Greetings to all concerned stakeholders and students of Ghana who I

represent as President.

Our attention has been drawn to claims by one Luqman Abubakari carrying

himself as President of the National Union of Ghana Students. Whilst his

claims to the presidency are ridiculous, lacks the sincerity and truth thereof, I

am by all means obliged to set the records straight.

For the records, I am still in post as the NUGS PRESIDENT; the only

legitimate president until I hand over.

Indeed at our recently concluded Annual National Residential Delegates

Congress in Hohoe, delegates drawn from various institutions across the

country voted and elected Mr Julian M. Cobbinah as NUGS President for the

2016/17 academic year. The congress organized under EC supervision at the

St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe is the only legitimate avenue

recognized by our sovereign constitution concerning where and when

national executives of the Union are elected.

LUQMAN IS A FRAUD

The said gentleman carrying himself as NUGS President has no legitimate

right to that title of our noble union. At NUGS, we elect our national leaders

and under no circumstance do we appoint leaders. Before NUGS congress

could even begin, Luqman encouraged by detractors of the union appointed

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himself as president because he lacks the courage and temerity to stand for a

competitive elections. The last we heard, he is carrying himself as president

when the current NUGS President has not left office yet. As such, Luqman is

an imposter and we entreat all and sundry to refrain from dealing with him

in any capacity whatsoever.

As we speak, the said imposter is languishing in the cells of the Regional

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL PAA-QUECY ADU

GENERAL SECRETARY

FERDINAND BOAKYE BOATENG

TREASURER

Yussif Ali

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Justina Panford

EDU. AND DEMO. SEC

McMartey Lawer

WOMEN’S COMMISSIONNER

Maud Abdul Korah

UNION NATIONALE DES ETUDIANTS DU GHANA

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Police Headquarters after he with the support of tugs " Macho men" tried to

abduct the NUGS President-Elect, Julian M. Cobbinah as he was about to

speak on News @10 by TV3.

As a law abiding organisation, we entreat the police to let the law have its

course to serve as deterrent to individuals who would want to perpetuate evil

in the Union’s name.

MEDIA MUST CROSSCHECK THEIR FACTS

The leadership of NUGS takes strong exceptions to media reports that there

are two rival NUGS groups. As it stands now, there is only one National

Union of Ghana Students and I remain the president until I dutifully

handover to the Julian M. Cobbinah led administration as stipulated by the

NUGS constitution.

Our disappointment knows no bounds at the conduct of some media houses,

who failed to verify claims by the imposter Luqman and his entourage of

desperate ‘wanna bes’.

As the fourth estate of the realm and watchdogs of society, the media plays an

important role in the functioning of our social systems. It is for this reason we

find some media reports of the false claims by Luqman and his surrogates

case most unfortunate.

For clarity sake the media must take note that all true and valid NUGS

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circulars directed to the media henceforth shall come on the letterhead of

NUGS signed by the President. The media MUST therefore disregard

statement purported to be coming from NUGS which doesn't have these

features.

We also want to place on record that it is the embattled Press and

Information Secretary of the Union in the person of Thomas Takyi with

contact number 0546060200 who is the architect of this malevolence. We

consequently warn the media NOT to give him the platform to speak or

publish on NUGS issues as all NUGS correspondence must be directed to the

NUGS President who has undersigned this as the constitutionally mandated

Chief Spokesperson of the Union.

We also use this opportunity to invite all media houses to a press briefing on

this and other related matters on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the NUGS

Office at the Accra City Campus of the University of Ghana at 9am.

It is important to remind the media of their crucial role towards the

resolution of this impasse and we consequently implore you to be on the side

of truth and peace and not be conduits for this divisionism plan being carried

out by the detractors of the Students Movement in Ghana.

JULIAN MAWUSE COBBINAH IS NUGS PRESIDENT-ELECT

Having said this, we the current leadership of NUGS only recognize Julian

Mawuse Cobbinah and the other executives elect. We entreat all stakeholders

particularly the media to disregard any attention seeking venture of Luqman

or any of his surrogates. On the other hand, we will not hesitate to take

drastic measures against any entity that deals with any ‘unrecognized’

individual in the name of NUGS.

We also wish to offer our utmost support to Mr Julian Mawuse Cobbinah as

he treats bruises he received from the attack at the premises of TV 3. The

entire leadership of NUGS is solidly behind you as students of Ghana chose

you to lead them.

Finally, we are using this release to call on the media and the general public

NOT to give room to those imposters in the name of NUGS. Again, we are

sending a stern warning to the imposter of a certain self-acclaimed NUGS

President, Abubakari Luqman and his shameless self-acclaimed executives to

steer clear of the Union’s affairs. We shall refer them to the appropriate law

enforcement agencies to deal with them accordingly.

...SIGNED…

PAA-QUECY ADU

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

(024 254 8796)

Source: NUGS

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