Candidate disqualified for campaigning 11 days prior to official campaign period.
On March 6, the Electoral Committee found candidate Mohamed Azzam in violation of election regulations and have declared him disqualified. Azzam appealed the decision but it was upheld, as he was found guilty of campaigning 11 days before the official campaign period, which constitutes a major offense.
The Electoral Committee released a document outlining Azzam’s misconduct, and concluded stating that “Mr. Azzam is responsible for the conduct of those individuals he instructed… and by campaigning 11 days in advance, Mr Azzam has violated section 71 (b) by creating an undue disadvantage for all other candidates who did not begin campaigning until the official start of the campaign period, Monday March 4.”
Azzam was VP of Services in 2017 and was running for the same position, VP Campus Life, this year.
The Phoenix reached out to Azzam today for comment. He said he plans on releasing a public statement on his disqualification in the near future.