Pre-election campaigning on Fourah Bay College campus yesterday reached feverish heights between the two main rival political camps (the black and white camps) thus leading to the imposition of curfew on students by the Vice Chancellor and principal of the university, Professor Aiah Gbakima.
Students from all political camps were gathered yesterday evening at the Amphitheatre to listen to the manifestos of their various aspirants but the campus witnessed serious tension due to a brawl that erupted between supporters of the black and white camps thus leading to stone throwing.
Immediately, the deputy vice chancellor and principal of the university, Professor Aiah Gbakima asked all students to go into their rooms and that anyone caught outside after 7: pm would be arrested by police officers, who were high on alert. ‘It was supposed to be a manifesto day today and not a manifesto night and due to the current behavior of students on campus, you are all requested to go into your rooms by 7: pm and anyone caught outside, will be arrested’, the Professor said to students.
However, students blamed police officers whom they claimed, allowed the students from different political camps to confront each other. Meanwhile, a good number of students were seen by Awoko leaving FBC campus to pass the night downtown in fear of more trouble.
Meanwhile, leaders of the three camps, namely the black, white and Status Quo have all revealed their plans for a violent free student politics. Alhaji Abu Komeh is representing the white camp, while Ibrahim Ngobeh and Jefferson Kapu are representing the black and Status Quo respectively.
Elections are supposed to be held today on the FBC campus.