It was alleged that Mr. Forson's software was manipulated in favor of the incumbent SRC President Davis Fobi during last year’s elections, and one key issue that has come up for discussion ahead of this year’s SRC general election is whether or not the elections will be conducted manually or with an electronic voting software.
Speaking on campus exclusive on Friday, 18th March, 2016, the newly appointed electoral commissioner, Mr. Rexford Opare disclosed that following the approval of the Constitutional Instrument (CI) by the General Assembly, the highest students’ decision making body, the elections will be conducted strictly by electronic voting.
“as it stands now, the CI has been approved by the General Assembly and then, this year’s election, we are going strictly by the electronic voting”, he told the host, Maxwell Agbagba.
The EC also defended the decision to use Mr Forson’s software saying “if you are talking about credibility, this is someone who has been able to organize elections for the past years for the university of Ghana, so if we are talking about someone we can even trust and someone who can organize transparent election I think someone who has organized past elections without ever hearing any issue, so notwithstanding what happened last year, so as it stands now we are going by the same Forson as we said earlier” and added that “ I think if really Forson did a very good job, this is another opportunity for him to redeem his image as an IT developer” despite all that happened last year.
Meanwhile, nominations are opened for all aspirants to pick their forms and Thursday, 21st April, 2016 has been fixed for this year’s SRC general elections.