Sunday, 10 July 2022

July 10: The Night That Brought Freedom To GREATIFE

Today marks the 23rd year of demise of our martyrs whose sacrifices generations of Great Ife community keep and will keep enjoying forever.

Today, we remember OAU-5; today, we remember George Yemi Iwilade (AFRIKA), the Secretary General, Great Ife Students'Union 1998/1999 session. 

The freedom we enjoy now on  OAU campus didn't come on a platter of Gold, it came with the massacre of our heroes who were murdered in cold blood by the black Axe Confraternity who invaded OAU campus. The massacre led to OAU Zero tolerance to cultism and intimidation.  

However, it is pathetic that this ground of freedom and liberty has turned to the city of fear. It is on this note that I encourage all and sundry to maintain the sacred traditions of our dear Union and stand against all forms of oppression and victimization. If Great Ife would remain great, it lies with you and I. 

Everyone must be security conscious and must be ready to stand up and fight against Cultism and intimidation on OAU campus. The labour of our heroes must not be in vain, the OAU-5 death must not be vain. We must work hand in hand with the security unit of the Students' Union and make sure our campus is safe and we will still remain safe.

Great Ife! Stand up, we have nothing to lose but our chains. We must uphold the legacy laid by these heroes for the sake of future. We did not inherit today from our forefathers but borrowed today from generations yet unborn. Afrika and all have done theirs, now is our time... What shall we tell the future generations? Arise, Great Ife.


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