The congress of Obafemi Awolowo University students on Friday did not end without descending heavily on the Students' Union President, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY as he was alleged of manipulating congresses to satisfy his opinion. Apart from this, many congressmen expressed doubt in the ability of the current Union leadership to implement congressional resolutions thereby requesting for the constitution of a 19-man Committee that will include the CEC members, some SRC members and some other congressmen to ensure the implementation of the congressional resolutions that will be made.
A congressman who is also an honourable of the Students' Representative Council (SRC) asked the congress rhetorically in his submission that should the students trust a President that can boldly say to the students that he manipulated the previous congress to ensure that the Afrika remembrance day held? He further stated that the Union President over time has not always effected the implementation of congressional resolutions. Corroborating the initial submission, the popular student activist and a member of the Left, Comrade Engels confess to share the same sentiment with the former saying he does not trust the President though they are friends.
Responding to these claims, TY warned that they should not feed the congressmen with lies as he denied saying he manipulated the congress to favour any programme to hold. Also reacting to the vote of no confidence passed on him by Engels, TY said it is not fair for Engels to come out and say he does not trust the Union leadership that fought for his reinstatement.
Some students who spoke with our correspondents after the congress however had diverging opinion as regards the turn of events. Some said the Left is doing everything possible to frustrate the TY led-administration and also calling for the creation of a committee so that they can sell out the reactivated struggle for better welfare conditions to the Management. Some others are also of the opinion that TY started getting it wrong since he manipulated a congress to favour the then embattled Secretary General of the Students' Union, Hon. Seun even after a judicial injunction had sacked him for not meeting the criteria for contesting the elections that brought him in.