The aggrieved lecturers of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), on Wednesday has insisted on the removal of the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Akinyemi Omonijo in the institution.
The lecturers, who accused Omonijo of impeachable offences, on Tuesday, disrupted a congress of the union called by the ASUU Akure Zonal Chairman, Prof. Olu Olu, and threatened to set the union’s bus on fire.
One of the leaders of the union and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Bolanle Opoola, stated that the congress was disrupted because members believed that Olu was part of the problems of ASUU in the institution.
“There has been a resolution on the ground that Omonijo has committed impeachable offences and should step down. Our members who insist they are still part of ASUU demand he respect the resolution.
“Our people cannot allow a system where some people from outside would come and lord it over us. We have our own internal problem and we should be allowed to solve it internally. Our people want ASUU to move on, but we don’t want Omonijo again,” Opoola stated.
On the other hand, Omonijo has claimed not to have committed any offences and accused those calling for his removal of insubordination.
“They tabled other matters outside the agenda of the meeting I had empowered them to hold while I was away on a national assignment for the union. They were not supposed to table any matter outside the ASUU strike,” he said.
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