Salient has just learned that VUWSA Education Welfare Officer Robert Latimer has gathered enough signatures to table a motion rolling President Jasmine Freemantle.
The announcement was made during VUWSA’s weekly Exec meeting.
A minimum of 10 signatures are needed to table a motion forcing a sitting VUWSA president from office.
A quorum of 100 students at an SGM will be needed for the motion to be moved. Two thirds of those voting need to be in favour of the motion for it to carry.
Salient can now report that the attempt at gathering enough signatures to roll President Freemantle was botched. The copy handed to Administration Vice President Alex Neilson by fellow exec member Robert Latimer was incorrectly phrased.
The form presented was deemed unconstitutional by Neilson.
“They mucked it up,” he said.
Neilson then explained to Latimer how to put forward a motion for an SGM to roll the President in a legitimate fashion.
“As members they are entitled to put the motion forward, I even typed out the exact wording,” he said.
After tonight’s Exec meeting, President Freemantle remained upbeat about her prospects, directing questions about the incident from Salient to Neilson.
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