Saturday, 4 February 2017

OAU Students To Vote New Union President, Others February 16

Barring a last minute change in schedule, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will once again on Thursday, February 16 go to the polls to decide who next will lead the Students’ Union (SU). This comes after about three months the Professor Anthony Elujoba-led university management lifted the suspension placed on union activities.

According to the time-table released by the SU Electoral Commission, elections into the positions in the Central Executive Council (CEC)will take place on February 16 across all faculties in the university starting from 9am till 3pm. Prior to the election day are the Debate Night and the Manifesto Night.

Five days before the CEC election, February 11, 2016, elections into Hall Executive Council positions will hold in all the eight undergraduate halls of residence. The Student Representative Council election comes up last, on the 20th February. The time-table however did not stipulate the time proposed for the swearing-in of the elected officers.

In April 2015, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY rode a massive student support to beat his closest rival, Fakorede Seun a.k.a Phakoo to emerge the Union president. The much embattled TY administration was however short-lived by the suspension of activities slammed on the Union by the erstwhile Vice Chancellor, Professor Bamitale Omole. Consequently, three officers, including the President, Secretary General and Public Relations Officer of the Union were rusticated for some semesters.

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