By UCJ FUOYE
The Federal University Oye-Ekiti Students’ Union Government (FUOYESU) has denied the involvement of students in a staged protest against the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina.
In a video obtained by UCJ FUOYE, some people were seen in Abuja parading themselves as students of the institution, carrying placards to protest against the Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
The following inscriptions were seen on the placards: “Prof Fasina Must Go” , “FUOYE is not Fasina’s estate”, “Prof Fasina is not fit for public Office” and “Double salary is 5 years jail term. EFCC Act Now”.
The alleged staged students were also seen chanting, ” Prof Fasina must go”.
However, as at the time of writing this report, UCJ FUOYE is yet to confirm the studentship of the people seen in the staged protests.
Reacting to the incident, the FUOYESU President, Comrade Alabi Sunday (Rexpect), has warned the members of the public to denounce the rumor of its involvement.
He also added that the union isn’t aware of the acclaimed protest.
“Our attention has been drawn to what I can describe as an unfortunate incident which happened in Abuja. Some miscreants paraded themselves as students of our noble institution, protesting against our amiable Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina. A video clip making the rounds revealed that the miscreants are demanding that the anti-graft agencies should probe our VC over some trumped up allegations not known to anyone.
“We strongly condemn these very egregious and laughable acts by these unscrupulous fellows and it is unfortunate some disgruntled elements can go to the extent of parading thugs as students of our noble institution just to score cheap political goals against the performing new Vice Chancellor. We, therefore, seize this opportunity to emphatically state that these miscreants are not our students and the union isn’t in the known of the protest”, he said.
He further described the Students as ‘miscreants’ and ‘hired thugs’ who were merely carrying out a hatchet job given to them by enemies of progress of the university.
“We make bold to declare that as a Student Union body, we cannot recognize any one of those in the video clip as our colleagues in FUOYE. They are strange faces and do not have any relationship with FUOYE”, Alabi added.
He called on heads of all security agents to as a matter of urgency arrest the perpetrators if such is done again.
The FUOYESU President commended the Vice-Chancellor. He said, “this is a man who attends to our needs and plights first before any other personal or official matters, and solves our problems as soon as we bring them before him. In the space of his first hundred days in office, he got us a brand new vehicle and has promptly attended to all our needs.
“He warmly welcomes our ideas despite his busy schedules. Other areas we have felt his strong impact in FUOYE include developing entrepreneurial projects, building of students SUG building, and beautifying the campus environment among others.
“Through his recent accumulated achievements despite his short stay in office, FUOYE has gained positive connotations and on its part to a high pedestal of fame. Prof. Fasina’s love for the students is second to none! How can we be against such a great man.”
He urged the general public to directly reach out to the union for any clarification on any issue dealing with the alleged miscreants, which may pose a high risk to them.