History was made at the, Edo state when a student, was elected the first ever female president of the
A 500-level student of the school, Ezekiel Efeobhokhan reported that Obakpolor, a 400-Level Pharmacy student beat five other candidates with 2,283 votes to win the coveted position.
TheNation reported that excited shouts of her name rented the air as soon as she was declared winner by the electoral committee. Her supporters moved round the campus singing victory songs.
She was also reportedly not encouraged from the very start, but as soon as she unveiled her programme on Manifesto Day, she was greeted with applause. The same could not be said for other candidates.
Emeka Onyeji, a final year student of Economics and Statistics, said: “”
The other candidates Obakpolor had to compete with were Victor Arigbe of the Faculty of Education; Nelson Ehrauyi (Faculty of Engineering), Efosa Iyekekpolor (Faculty of Education), Godstime Oghogho (College of Medicine) and Leslie Oghama (Faculty of Social Sciences).
The Vice-Chancellor, spoke to the students during the elections.
He said, “.”
Obakpolor, in her acceptance speech, said “”
The outgone president, Raymond Omorogbe, congratulated his successor, urging the union to sustain peace on the campus.