KUST’s SUG elec­tion: A per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence

Daily Trust - - CAMPUS ROUNDUP - By Farouk Muham­mad Dan­yaro

There was ex­cite­ment in the air; stu­dents were full of an­tic­i­pa­tion dur­ing the elec­tion of the Stu­dents Union Govern­ment (SUG) in the Kano State Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (KUST), Wudil on March 12, 2014.

The ex­cite­ment was there through­out the day, as the re­sult was not an­nounced un­til 9p.m. Two people con­tested for pres­i­dent; Aminu Mukhtar Saleh and Ibrahim Isma’il Kwangila. When the re­sults were out, Saleh had de­feated Kwangila.

I lost my phone that day, but I am grate­ful that one of my friends found it later in the day.

How­ever, as for me, it all started on 11/5/12 when two of my friends, Yusuf Ali Bello and Aminu Mukhtar Saleh came and asked me whether I would like to join the Stu­dent’s Rep­re­sen­ta­tive As­sem­bly (SRA) of the Stu­dent Union Govern­ment (SUG).

My re­ply was yes, ini­tially but I later changed my mind due to some per­sonal is­sues. Both of them went to the SRA and earned them­selves re­spect through hard work and ded­i­ca­tion.

Aminu Mukhtar Saleh in his de­sire of see­ing pos­i­tive changes in the univer­sity, later de­vel­oped in­ter­est in the seat of the pres­i­dent. Hav­ing served as Sec­re­tary Gen­eral in the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Agri­cul­tural Stu­dents, KUST chap­ter, and as chair­man of the wel­fare and so­cial com­mit­tee, he be­lieved he has enough cre­den­tials and can con­trib­ute im­mensely to the over­all de­vel­op­ment of stu­dents.

When Aminu’s am­bi­tion for the seat of pres­i­dent be­came fully ex­posed some had faith in him while oth­ers doubted him as ex­pected. He was so con­fi­dent that he never got dis­cour­aged de­spite the ob­sta­cles he un­der­went.

“All I am seek­ing is Al­lah’s as­sis­tance and guid­ance,” he kept say­ing.

Fi­nally elec­tion week came and Al­lah granted him suc­cess.

“May Al­lah as­sist you in ful­fill­ing all the prom­ises you made to people,” I texted him af­ter the elec­tion.

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