You are biased, VC tells conference leadership

By Emeka Nze

Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo state, and a delegate at the ongoing National Conference, Prof Femi Mimiko, has accused the leadership of pandering to the whims of a particular section of the country during its discussions on religion at the plenary.
Mimiko who made this remark on a position paper he presented at the plenary said the leadership should purge itself of bias if the conference must berth successfully noting that such bias might make it impossible for the conference to succeed.
“I saw a pattern of pandering to the preferences of a particular interest group, which is quite unfortunate and may indeed make it impossible for the Conference to navigate and berth successfully”, he said

Describing it as the ‘Napoleon-is-always-right’ he noted that the dangerous tendency and “implication of last week’s ruling on Pilgrims Welfare Boards is that we would have to vote on virtually all issues because I have not seen any issue on which we do voice voting that somebody would not be aggrieved enough to insist that we take a ballot”.  He said the leadership cannot allow that for one delegate and turn it down for another.
According to Mimiko, “If you do that, it would simply strengthen this ‘Napoleon-is-always-right’ impression that is aboard at the conference; calling on the leadership to be very careful if indeed it is interested in a successful conference.”