Sunday, 6 November 2016

OAU SU Electoral Commission's First Release Stirs Controversy

Following the elections of the leaders of the elected Faculty representatives serving as electoral commissioners and petitioners on Friday, 4th November, 2016. Controversies have started to tail the commission on the announcement of its first meeting.

The meeting notification which was published on the social media in the early hours of Saturday, 5th November, 2016 caused quite the uproar in the Great Ife online community due to its signatories. The notification was signed by the Secretary and chairman of the committee who in the release signed as Secretary General and Acting President of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students' Union respectively.

Several reactions and comments from various students and student bodies then accompanied the shocking act which was corrected some hours later by the Secretary of the commission. The Secretary, Mr Akande Paul, known popularly as Positive, when reached, claimed responsibility for the mistake, claiming that the mistake was from his end. However, efforts to reach the Chairman of the Commission as at the time of compiling this report prove abortive.

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