Court Adjourns OAU VC's Appointment Case Again
According to reports garnered, the federal High Court, Osogbo has again adjourned the case of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), OAU and the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University management till Friday, 17 June, 2016.
From reports gathered by some correspondents of The Insider News, the Judge had to postpone the hearing due to the death of the Judge handling the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s CCT case. The Judge is to be mourned for two days (Friday and Saturday). The late judge, Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu, was said to have passed on in a hospital in Abuja.
The Chairman of NASU, Comrade Wole Odewunmi said, “we have filed a case on contempt of court as the management went ahead to appoint a vice chancellor despite the court order, we produced the publication by Tribune announcing that OAU has appointed a new VC to the court and that affirmed our claims”.
Also, in an address to members of the Association,the lead counsel of NASU, S.T.A Raji said, “the judge has decided to take up the inactions of the management”.
The counsel to the management, however, denied that Prof. Ayo Salami had been appointed the vice chancellor, he had earlier stated this at the sitting held on Tuesday June 7th, 2016 and reiterated it again today Friday, 10th June, 2016. To counter this, NASU and SSANU provided evidences to show that the announcement of the new Vice Chancellor had been reported by various media outfits.
Raji further stated, ”This case is ours to win and by next week Friday we will emerge victorious, we may have had them sent to jail but we are not interested in that"