Reacting to the news of his victory he told us: “I feel quite good. It has been a really hectic and fun week. Above all I would like to congratulate all the competitors, they’ve all done incredible campaigns and I wish them the best of luck.”
When asked what his immediate plans were he answered: “I’m just looking forward to a good night’s sleep!”
AJ, pictured above right, was elected on 37% of the vote, or 881 total votes., compared to Steph Dalton’s 19.5% (462 votes), Harry Forrester’s 19% (451 votes), Chris Walburn’s 14% (333 votes) and Caleb Severn’s 9%. Re-Open Nominations received 37 votes, for 1.5%.
The president has been elected on a platform that would create an express bus service between our two campuses, bettering the lighting in Singleton Park and the opening of a Bay Campus office, amongst other things.
AJ thus becomes the first black and African president of our students’ union.
Ajing is the current international officer and has served on a variety of society committees since he has been in Swansea, from the Afro-Caribbean Society to UNICEF, serving as president for the latter this year.