After a vote of no confidence was submitted against Usman Khan on March 28, which led to his temporary suspension, Khan has been voted out of his position as Chair of Constantine College Student Association following a majority vote in favour of his removal at a committee meeting last night.
Sam Price, Vice-President of Constantine College chaired the meeting in which members of the CSA voted on “whether to remove the Officer in question from their role and from the Committee (para 7.4.4). The vote of no confidence came after an email was sent out to several members of Constantine College encouraging them to sign a vote of no confidence against Khan.
According to the Constantine College constitution, a vote of no confidence can be considered under the condition that a petition signed by five of the college’s committee or fifteen ordinary members is submitted. Once a vote of no confidence is submitted the person can no longer undertake the duties associated with the role until a Constantine College committee meeting has taken place.
As the vote of no confidence was successful at committee level, the position of chair is now considered empty and re-elections will be held next Wednesday at which Khan is able to re-run.
It is said that over eighty people attended the meeting last night, however at this stage only the committee had the power to vote.
In a statement posted on Facebook this morning Khan wrote: “Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting yesterday at 8pm in the Constantine Forum. Unfortunately, the committee vote was not in favour. This is the first part of a two-step process. In the second step, the full college gets a vote.
May I request you to come to the second stage meeting on Wednesday, 29th April at 8pm also in the Constantine Forum. You will have full speaking and voting rights.
We can have an excellent environment where we work with everyone to ensure that the entire College and University community benefits and we lay the groundwork to produce the leaders, entrepreneurs, experts and visionaries of tomorrow. Let’s work together to make this a reality.”
The CSA has not yet released a statement.