OOU Students Kick Against Proscription Of SUG

OOU Students Kick Against Proscription Of SUG

By News Desk | The Trent on August 26, 2014
Olabisi Onabanjo university gate [Photo Credit: TVC News]

Following the announcement of the proscription of the Students Union Government (SUG) by acting registrar of Olabisi Onabanjo University on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the Center for the Development of Human Rights (CDHR) in a statement signed by the coordinator, James Ogunjimi and dated Tuesday, August 26, 2014 renounced the move. More so as the reason given for the decision was “collaborating with unregistered group and external influences” with the group saying the allegations was senseless.

Ogunjimi said his organisation likens the decision to  ‘the voice of Jacob but the hands of Esau’. He further claimed the this announcement is the latest in a series of anti-student moves by the anti-student government of Ogun State orchestrated by the school management. He reiterated that the SUG was neither voted in by the Ogun State government nor the university management, thus the SUG could only be ousted b y the students who put them there in the first place and are firmly behind them, hence the SUG still has its power and influence.

Ogunjimi also said that the CDHR has also gotten wind of alleged plans to scrap the SUG, and install a  caretaker committee to be led by ‘suspended’ OOU SUG welfare director, Awobotu Charles, aka, Main Man whom he described as a government spy in the struggle.

The CDHR coordinator went ahead to dare the government to make the announcement, threatening the caretaker committee with a lynching if they attempt to enter Ago-Iwoye.

In conclusion, Ogunjimi directed his verbal onslaught on Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, saying the announcement has changed nothing, instead it has made the students more determined, adding that the school fees of the institution will be reduced this session or the school will know no peace as they were ready to fight on even with “the last drop of their blood”.


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