‘… united we stand, divided we fall…’

Dear students of AUCC,
It is very refreshing to say that the journey to building a united student front and electing result oriented leaders to spearhead the affairs of students has been very progressive and worthwhile.

I make this subjective claim without a shred of malice and bias towards any individual or faction. This is basically because I do not recognize factions but the spirit of competition, tolerance and the passionate desire to lead and serve.

I therefore congratulate all aspirants who mustered courage to embark on taking up such an onerous task to change the leadership narrative of the reputable AUCC-SRC administration.

By all standards and merits, one would agree that the just ended AUCC-SRC elections have been one of the best if compared to previous electioneering processes.

However, one cannot totally deny that there were some hitches that had the potential of marring the entire process if not for the readiness of the security personnel and all stakeholders of the elections.

It is therefore very important to commend the maturity, tolerance and diplomacy of all aspirants who participated in this great democratic exercise. Ayekoo to all students for lifting the par of democracy and tolerance in our reputable AUCC institutions.

The task ahead of all AUCC-SRC executives elect is more challenging than the battle they faced with the election. I therefore urge executives elect to collaborate with their competitors where *need be* to achieve greatness for the better good of all AUCC students.

Please avoid putting up a posture of discordance and arrogance because you won an election and think about the positives your opponents could add to your strategies in achieving good deeds. After elections we are all one AUCC family.

*Alfred Lord Tennyson* once said; *No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.*

Long Live AUCC-SRC!!!

By: Listowell Acquaye (Chosen YesuBa)
Level 400 Development Communication Student, AUCC
Award-winning Journalist and Activist
Editor at www.scoopsgh.com