OOU Students Union rejects proscription by school management

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Aug 26th, 2014
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The leadership of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Students’ Union has reacted to the decision by the institution’s management to proscribe it.

A statement sent to DailyPost, jointly signed by its President, Ifade Olusegun,and public relations officer, Bamgbopa Olawale, said the development did not come as a surprise.

“We saw it coming before now having informed the OOUites and the public yesterday with the plan to put in place caretaker committee that will be puppet to government”, it said.

The Union, however, stated that “without any reserved apology, vehemently and unequivocally” it rejected the illegal proscription, owning to the fact that the ground given by the management was baseless, unverifiable, fallacious and inconsequential.

It stressed that the formulation of the Students’ Union was by the entire Students of OOU in respect to their right of freedom of association which is entrenched in the constitution of the 1999 Federal Republic of Nigeria, and so, the school singularly lacked the constitutional power to proscribe the Union.

“We, therefore, implore our Students to disregard such information and be patient as the students’ union government would inform you all of the next step.

“We must be rugged but calm and lawful and be resolute as we move on collectively”, the leadership added.

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