The Nigerian National Student Association has called the President of the Polytechnic Academic Staff Union, Ilaro Chapter, Emmanuel Ademola, for getting into the dispute between it and the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Olusegun Aluko.
DAILY POST reports that NANS has disagreed with Dr. Aluko for suspending the president of the polytechnic Student Union government, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji, for his alleged involvement in cultism.
But, it was said on Monday that the president of the IUPA Polytechnic ASUP had warned the suspended SUG president and his allies to stop attacking the Rector, Dr. Aluko.
The union, through an online outlet, promised that any subsequent attempt to tarnish the image of the Rector and its members will be viewed with the utmost seriousness.
Ademola was reported to have said ASUP as a “union that frowned at the persistent attack on the personality of the Chancellor, Arc. Olusegun Aluko, Ph.D. by the suspended student union president.”
In his reaction, NANS described the ASUP president’s statement as “gibberish, unethical, and without guidance,” saying he was convinced that the ASUP president and his secretary, Foluso Faparusi, are “ideologically bankrupt because of lack of clarity about what is ASUP’s position should be on an issue that has to do with activism and victimization. “
The student body said Ademola “has not only deviated from the role and purpose of the union, but has also dragged ASUP’s name through the mud by issuing a statement in defense of the institution’s Rector.”
In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, Ogun NANS President Tomiwa Bamgbose said he found that most of Ilaro Polytechnic’s teachers “are not aware of such a reckless and dubious statement.”
Bamgbose, in his words, made accusations against the ASUP leader when he said: “It should be noted by the public that in our findings, we were able to determine that the branch president of ASUP, in collusion with the dictatorial rector of the institution, is jointly carrying out corrupt practices.
“One of the atrocities committed jointly by the President and the Rector is the alteration of the IPPIS and the institution’s payroll. Not surprisingly, a rude president who could betray the interest of his union members came out to defend the Rector in that unguided way. “
He alleged that both the Rector and Ademola have been involved in “filling in the names on the payroll submitted to the government,” saying that “the ASUP branch should be a catalyst for transparency, but unfortunately, it has sided with the oppressors.”
Bamigbose spoke further: “Let us remind the President that ASUP as a union is expected to be a radical platform to defend human rights?
“Should we also remind Emmanuel Ademola and Foluso Faparusi that Olusegun Aluko ceased to be a bona fide member of ASUP while in office of Rector of the institution? When did it become a role for ASUP to start defending the institution’s management in such a reckless manner?
“This statement even comes at a time when the administration of the institution itself has not released an official statement.
“Apparently, the President is not informed or is intentionally regressive, as he has not addressed the accusations presented by the Rector against some of the polytechnic speakers on a Sweet FM live radio program on Wednesday June 24, 2020, where the The Rector stated that some of the institution’s professors influenced the management position during the last Student Union elections, instead of defending the professor, the president blatantly swallowed this attack.
“In essence, we warn the ASUP National Secretariat to analyze the backwardness in which the leadership of Emmanuel Ademola and Foluso Faparusi is attracting the branch of that noble Union.
“We also want to reiterate that we have a history of how the rector has been altering the institution’s IPPIS list in collusion with Mr. Emmanuel Ademola and Foluso Faparusi.
“Let it be known that this fight is not just a battle of our victim comrade, Adegboye Olatunji, but a collective fight of Nigerian students.
“We want to prophesy in advance, the sentence of the Rector and all his cronies inside and outside the institution, since his atrocities and corruption cases will hit back soon.”
DAILY POST reports that the Rector has assured that he will address the press on the subject before the end of the week.