The immediate past President of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Law Students’ Union (LSU), Alfred Eli Kwasi Dei has been declared winner of the Federation of African Law Students’ Presidential Election during its Annual Conference held in Ghana.
In an announcement on Sunday, September 5, the Federation’s Electoral Commission declared Alfred Dei as the winner after he had polled 58.33 per cent of the total valid votes cast against main opposition candidates from Liberia and Sierra Leone whose votes represented 25 per cent and 16.67 per cent respectively.
His election comes as a big win for Ghana as he joins the list of Ghanaians making giant strides in the international space.
This marked the end of the Nwobodo-led administration who achieved amazing things for the Federation. Emmanuel Nwobodo and his team helped galvanise law students in Africa to become one voice with the aim of achieving the African dream.
This is a promise that the newly elected executives promised to keep in order to keep the African dream alive. It was a very colourful and fruitful event as all candidates, both elected and not elected met each other with hugs and smiles.
The elections have largely been deemed transparent, free and fair by observers. The newly elected executives do not take this victory for granted. They remain resolute in their determination to be a voice for the voiceless and steer the Federation to achieve greater things for the continent of Africa.
The Federation of African Law Students is the unifying body of law students across the African continent. It is an international, non-partisan and forward-looking association that is wired towards building a united Africa and a common future. It is the formidable voice that seeks to promote and protect the interest of justice, fairness, equity and equality in Africa while ensuring at all times regardless of the prevailing circumstances that we are united on all frontiers.
As a unified student body, it is the primary objective to provide opportunities for African law students, bridge the existing gap, proffer viable solutions to their problems, build a network of outstanding students who would collaborate towards a common future and ensure that African Law Students are attuned to new realities and global practices.
The Federation is also committed to building an emerging generation of young lawyers who are engaged in changing the narratives and adding value.