Student Union Government (SUG) president of the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Edward Oyekan, has been impeached for allegedly inviting suspected cult members into the school.
Students who are members of the Parliament said Oyekan had committed a series of impeachable offences and impeaching him was a welcome development.
The Speaker of the student parliament, Falayi Temitope said the president was removed over gross misconducts which include an attack on students.
He said, “Mr. Oyekan Ibukun Edward, OAU student union president was impeached because he could not be trusted on matters regarding students’ security.
“He allowed students to be beaten black and blue by cultists who were conveyed to and fro the university premises in a bus which was meant to be in the custody of the president. He did invite the cultists that came to attack students at the university students’ union building on November 1st.”
A parliament member, Iyiola Oluwatosin accused the president of bringing cult members into the school campus using the union bus.
“The president was alleged to have invited cultists into the campus to attack students in a parliamentary sitting that he called which was held Wednesday, November 1. The cultists who came to attack our students were conveyed to and fro the university campus with the union bus and he masterminded the attack.
“This is an archetype that cultism is likely to return and history should not be allowed to repeat itself. The resolution of the parliament as regards the impeachment of the union president is valid and there is no going back.”
Meanwhile, the impeached president has reacted to his sack in a statement saying his impeachment was null and void.
The statement reads in part, “My attention has been drawn to news flying around social media that the president has been impeached, the secretary general and public relations officer of the union have been suspended for two weeks.
“May I use this medium to inform you all that it is not true and not in tandem with the sacrosanct Constitution of our union.
“The Parliament has 150 honourables and only 37 honourables voted for the impeachment of the president against zero. This is evident of their sinister plan and motive,”