Students residing at Fourah Bay College (FBC) campus were on Saturday asked by the college authorities to vacate their dormitories following post election violence between the supporters of the White and Black camps.
The closure of the dormitories came about after the election of Alhaji Abu Komeh of the White camp as president of the Students’ Union government, an event that was banned by college administration two years back due to political violence. Alhaji Abu Komeh was elected president with a total of 1,350 votes cast in his favour and Ibrahim Ngobeh of the black camp was defeated by 48 votes.
The defeat of Ibrahim Ngobeh did not only end at that but students went on the rampage by attacking those perceived as opponents. Rooms of perceived enemies were damaged, and property of students catered away.
Consequently, the college administration had to close down the dormitories and instructed all students to vacate the campus on Saturday.
Hundreds of students were seen by Awoko climbing down the hills of Fourah Bay College in compliance with the instructions given by the administration.
Elections at Fourah Bay College have always been smeared with violence, ranging from attacks on opponents by winners to stabbing. Prior to the just concluded election, there were clashes between supporters of the White and Black camps much to the dismay of college authorities.
Meanwhile, elections for the various halls on FBC are yet to be conducted by the administration.