OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 14)
Ah,me i have to eat o, I cannot do Aluta on an empty stomach, I go just fall down, Tunde said as he was trying to take some Garri. After taking the Garri, Tunde joined the large students already outside ready for the protest. Aluta songs were been sang by some people while others were joking. Exactly 9am, students moved enmass from the Anglo-Moz car park, and were singing all along,the students were mostly freshers and also a large number of stalites. Students got to the Senate building and were singing, gyrating, joking and at same time demanding for the total reversal of school fee.After some few hours, Tunde started feeling hungry and was about to leave when he saw that the SU VP was already frying 'pofpof' with the help of some ladies,so Students could eat, he decided to wait,i won't miss this free pofpof o,he said to himself. About 30minutes later the pofpof was ready and Students started lining to get it, Tunde was the third on the queue,when it got to his turn, Tunde said he wants a big one, abeg na big one i want o, he said.
Tunde ate and was satisfied,after some few more hours,the protest ended with students hopeful that the management will heed to their request and bring down the school fee. If i missed this Aluta of today,i would have blamed myself sha, see how lively it was,with that sweet pofpof, Tunde commented talking to no one in particular.He got to his hostel about Ten minutes later. Later that same day Tunde played football with other guys.He is known to be a very good footballer whose left leg has the power to shoot. After playing football for an hour,he retired into his room to rest.No protest was scheduled for the next day,as the Students' Union leadership called another Congress for the next day to deliberate on events of the first day of protest,and to plan for what will happen subsequently.
Before sleeping,Tunde saw Saheed making Eba and requested that he make his own with it, Saheed obliged. The food was ready 20minutes later, Saheed and Tunde both ate together,and after a while Tunde was already snoring while Saheed was watching a movie on his Laptop.
The writer of this story, Oyedeji Olanrewaju is a Part 2 student of the Department of Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University. You can reach Oyedeji through his e-mail: Olanrewajusamuel8@gmail.com