Benue State University Elect First Female Student Union President
History again has been made, as the Students of Benue State University, a 400 level student from the department of Law, Miss Soohemba emerges the first female Student Union President of the university after 29yrs of existence.
The election which was conducted on Wednesday, June 2, at 8:00 am and ended at 2:00 pm, through the e-voting platform, had 11 candidates contesting for the post of president.
Soohemba emerged as the winner after securing 1037 votes consisting of 17.0% of the 6092 total vote cast, to beat her closest rival, Katsina Joseph Tersoo, with 983 votes (16.1%). Onda Uda Felix secured 3635 votes (59.7%) to emerge as the vice-president, beating his contender, Mathias Oche Stephen, with 2457 votes making 40.3% of the total vote cast.
Others are Adih Chocho Raymond, with 56.7% of the total tallied votes for the post of secretary-general; while Ornguga M. Jennifer secured 100.0% of the vote for the post of treasurer. Onoja Abutu Gabriel had 34.8% of the total vote cast to emerge as director of finance.
Others include; Director of Welfare, Orpin Manasseh Tordue; Director of Sales, Ihom T. Terhemba; Director of Socials, Iorwua Veronica Tina; Director of Sports, Akponko Simon Soonen; Director of Publicity, Terna Aondonenge Raphael, among others.
Speaking shortly after the announcement, Comrade Agatha Soohemba appreciated God and her supporters who despite the stormy weather stood in the rains to ensure victory for her was achieved.
A 400 level student from the department of Law, Miss Soohemba is the first female Student Union President of the university after it 29yrs of existence.
The New President hails from Gwer west local government of Benue state,she is reckoned to be a very brilliant student. The elections were adjudged as the most fairest and also the first online election to be conducted by the university.