…Rejects Secretary’s sack
By Agboola Bayo
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, rejected the sack of its UNILORIN Secretary, Dr Solomon Oyelekan, by the University management.
Oyelekan’s suspension was announced barely 72hours after the chairman, Dr Kayode Afolayan, was sacked for “blowing whistle on the corrupt activities of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali.
A statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by ASUU zonal coordinator, Dr Ade Adejumo, stated that the University was subverting due process in the employment and promotion of his wife among other atrocities.
Barely 72 hours afterwards, the University again forwarded a letter to terminate the appointment of Dr Solomon Oyelekan, the Secretary of our union in the University,” the statement said.
“We believe that even the press must be shocked by this brazen new demonstration of terrorism. It is time once again for the nation to focus on the evil machinations of the current and past administrations in the University of Ilorin.”
ASUU in the statement challenged the university administration,”to state the offence of the purportedly sacked ASUU leadership committed other than an open display of victimization.
It said that, at least, three of the union members had died in brutal circumstances of the termination of appointment, saying, if not for the University’s action, the likes of Professors Adegbija and Annor and Dr Ajayi would be alive today.
“The University vilified the staff, told lies against them, forged documents against them, sent gun totting men, cudgel wielding security and sometimes cultists after them, evicted them from their university quarters, deprived them of their means of livelihood and their health access, chased them from alternative job options, and the three died, If all of these is not terrorism within the context of a University then what else is?”, ASUU said.