Kris Bajada has announced that he has decided to withdraw his candidacy for this year’s KSU elections.
In his post Kris Bajada cited excessive partisanism as his reason for withdrawing, saying that the students are unable to vote for candidates based on what they have to offer but that they will vote only according to the candidate’s political affiliations.
Although Bajada said that he has withdrawn from this election with regrets, he still hopes to be able to contribute and make a difference to the University.
The statement in full can be found below:
I have always seen the KSU election as an opportunity to work for unity among students. This election should not be about red and blue but rather a debate on ideas. This is why I offered to stand as an independent and do my part. Regrettably, however, over the past week I have seen that partisan divisions have too strong a hold on campus and for some, the decision whether to run or not is not based on what they have to offer, but on partisan considerations. For this reason, it is with great regret that I have decided to withdraw my nomination for the KSU election and hope to contribute in another manner.
Last year, Bajada contested for the role of President and came away with a respectable 440 votes. This news means that – pending any major surprises – SDM’s 11 candidates will all be uncontested for their roles.
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