The Electoral Commission has revealed that some almajiris were at the Ken Saro Wiwa Students’ Union Building to cause mayhem on Thursday when asked by pressmen if the Ikudayisi-led commission has received any security threat since its constitution.
This shocking revelation was made by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Ikudayisi Johnson a.k.a Ekiti while addressing the press on how far the commission has gone on its preparation towards the forth-coming Students’ Union elections.
“Some almajiri came here yesterday, the two of them are suspended. These people came from the almajiri’s ancestry” Johnson said
It became obvious in the course of the chairman’s explanation that the supposed almajiris are some suspended students who are yet to be reinstated and a rusticated admitted student. According to the commission, their grievances and concerns were that the proposed Union elections cannot commence because of the short period allowed for campaign thereby proposing that the elections be held during examination time. These alleged invaders also accused the Electoral Commission of purposely scheduling the election the way it is to favour their candidates for the election.
The Commission however said it is not moved by any of the claims of these ones because they are not coming from legitimate students.
“Students who can access their e-portal are not even raising concerns but it is the almajiris that are doing that. If any issue is going to come out, let our legitimate students do this and not almajiris”
Still bordering on security matters, the Electoral Commission has also resolved not to allow any person into the venues that will be used for the manifestoes of the Students’ Union elections once such is not wearing his or her university Identity Card(ID Card). This decision was taken to forestall the repetition of security breach experienced during the previous elections. The commission enjoins all students that will be coming for the Manifestoes at all levels to come wearing their ID Cards to prevent any form of embarrassment.