Fayose is behind violence in Ekiti Federal Varsity—VC


The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof Kayode Soremekun, on Friday fingered Governor Ayodele Fayose as the mastermind of political violence in his university to destabilize the system.

Soremekun who made the accusation explained that the governor had been after his life after serving as the Chief Returning Officer in Edo Governorship Election which held September 28, last year where Governor Godwin Obaseki had defeated the candidate of the PDP, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

He said the governor was not happy with him and had resolved to make the campus ungovernable and life unbearable for him.

Soremekun said the governor for instance sponsored some union leaders, whom he accused of becoming so unruly and beating up some lecturers on campus some days back.

He said when the students were arrested after beating and wounding some lecturers, the governor ordered his Secretary, Modupe Alade, to bail them.

The university last week suspended three union leaders, including the Chairmen of Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSUNU), Comrade Ademola Mutiu, his counterpart in National Association of Academic Technologists, Com Ekundayo Ojugbaye and Chairman of the Non Academic Staff union, Com Adebayo Dada for declaring industrial action and for unruly behaviour to the council members.

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But Fayose, who denied the allegation through his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, said he has no business with the university.

At a press conference addressed by Soremekun on Friday, he insisted that the suspension slammed on the union leaders still subsists in spite the threats and unruly behaviour against the management members.

He said he has written to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

But Olayinka denied all the allegations.