Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Contoversy Surrounds Former NAOSS President's Impeachment At State Level

Members of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) are now at loggerhead with some aides of Governor Olusegun Mimiko over an alleged undue interference to the affairs of the union.

They are particularly pointing accusing fingers on the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Rotimi Adeola and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Affairs, Muyiwa Asagunla for imposing an already impeached Students’ Senate President, Israel Fagbamigun on them.

Speaking at a Press Conference in Akure, the State Capital, today, the NAOSS National President, Simon Awodola explained that Fagbamigun was impeached on the ground that he had been suspended in NAOSS Chapter of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) before coming to contest the Senate Presidency.

He added that a notice of his impeachment was immediately communicated to all the necessary quarters including the office of the SSG and the SSA Youth.

Awodola said despite the quick communication about Fagbamigun’s impeachment, the SSA to the governor and SSG allegedly summoned a Senate sitting which was held at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo under the leadership of the impeached Senate President.

The NAOSS President alleged that those who sat as members of the Senate were non-students, while the mace used was fake because it was designed by the SSA.

His words, “We wish to put it on record that the Senate that sat in a school that has been closed for all academics activities for over three weeks and the mace used at the sitting was said to be brought there by the SSA-youth, who is not a member of the Association is illegal.

“In view of this, we urged all Naossites worldwide and the general public to disregard any resolution issued by these usurpers as legality cannot be built on illegality. A fake Senate cannot make law or enact laws for authentic Students.

“The acclaimed Senate President has been impeached and the man they are using as the Chief Whip is a security man at the National Industrial Court, Akure. This is aberration therefore should be allowed to stand”.

Meanwhile, Asangula has denied the allegation, saying he had never for once interfered in the affairs of the students or imposed a candidate on them despite that his office is in charge of students’ activities.

As at the time of filing the report, the SSG mobile lines were unreachable.

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