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NUGS suspends it's AASU representative indefinitely

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has suspended Fred Awaah who happens to be Union’s representative to the All African Students Union (AASU).

According to the NUGS, the union’s representative who doubles as the Secretary General of AASU has falsely invited importers as representatives of national executives to the current congress in Khartoum, Sudan.

Its reported that Fred Awaah invited Luqman Abubakar to pose as President of NUGS to the congress whereas the legally elected national executive officers were left stranded at the airport.

Addressing the media, President of the Union, Julian M. Cobinah said Mr. Awaah pulled a fast one on the national student leaders from six other African countries Liberia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and South Africa.

“Last four years, the Students Union elected one person called Fred Awaah from the UPSA to be a representative in that election…He was elected to become the Secretary for the All Africa Students Union. Unfortunately for all of us and for the Republic of Ghana, an imposter called Luqman Abubakar has managed to get visas for the Sudanese government and travelled from here to Sudan and are representing the Students Union Ghana fraudulently…

“We received an invitation for a congress but when our international relations secretary applied for the visa, together with our representatives they were denied the visa at the Sudanese Embassy…Those who were supposed to travel are still in Ghana.”

Mr Cobinah further threatened to name and shame some politicians who he says are using the Union for their personal gains.

He emphasized that whatever decision will come out of the AASU congress will not be binding on the union.