SU President-elect, TY Appreciates OAU Students, Calls For Continued Support
The president-elect of the Great Ife Students' Union, Akande Omotayo a.k.a TY has appreciated students of Obafemi Awolowo University for coming out to vote for him during the much controversial Students' Union elections.
In a Press Statement released yesterday, TY expressed worries over failures by previous administrations of the Union to fight proscription, victimization, indictment, inimical increment and other anti-students development such as university under-funding, mass failure and outdated academic syllabus which debilitate the political consciousness and undermined the standard of education.
Below is the full Release
MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION
‘In the battle between the conscienceless power and the powerless conscience, the former may win first but the latter will laugh last and laugh best’ Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi
With a deep sense of responsibility and all modicum of humility, it behooves me to appreciate the generality of great Ife students for entrusting on me their mandates. Your mandate which I owe to a very high esteem and consequently will spur me to serve your best interest, rubber-stamp our ideological alignment and socio-political attunement.
Out of the yearning for a diplomatically vibrant union, a union that is built on the tenets of collectivism, solidarity, justice and equity, great Ife students registered their mandate by giving me an overwhelmingly massive support at the polls on the 24th and 25th march 2015.
Over the last four years, as also in history, our union have had attacks - proscription, victimization, indictment, inimical increment and other anti-students development such as university under-funding, mass failure and outdated academic syllabus which debilitate our political consciousness and undermined the standard of education obtained.
The conspicuous need for a union that will constructively champion the collective cause of adding value and defending the interest of our members cannot be over-emphasized, as the ship of liberation to rescue the oppressors stranded in the vast ocean of oppression is a vibrant and astute leadership. I will in the best of my capacity ensure that I don’t renege on my electoral promises and will continually serve the best interest of students.
Your unflinching support became very astonishing, as even in the face of political machination and calculation, the deliberate or inadvertent shortage of ballot papers in some faculties while some other faculties has in excess, great Ife student stood their ground to exercise their franchise.
I will implore great Ife students to annihilate all fears and debunk all rumours, this union is not a left union or right union or a management union, it is a students ’ union that will always be accountable to the students ensuring the best of our capacity to maintaining a stable academic calendar.
Your support should not terminate at the polls, your support and participation is the fuel needed to continually run the engine of our union. I implore you to be actively involved, attend congresses and sitting, make submissions and give us your idea on how to serve you better because it is an all encompassing union.
ALUTA CONTINUA!!! VICTORIA ASCERTA!!!
OMOTAYO AKANDE (TY) 08027728756, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT-ELECT, STUDENTS’ UNION