The incumbent president of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko Student Union, Kolade Olumide Ogunsanmi, popularly known as Multiple has taken his time to write a letter to AAUA students.
The president of the union took it as a point of duty to write the letter to address the unknown resumption date and other issues pondering the minds of AAUA students.
Recall that AAUA students on Monday, November 22, 2021 staged a protest that led to the destruction of properties at the University’s Senate Building.
Read the full letter below:
LETTER TO AAUAITES
Eyin Ara, Olufe owon ati Akegbemi,
I am indeed happy to write this letter to you all. Let me again wish you all happy New year. I pray this year will be a year of blessings for us all.
Without words mincing, I have been receiving several calls and messages from students and other concerned people regarding resumption of students back on campus.
Permit me to reiterate my commitment toward advocating for the general interest of AAUAites at all time, this which I have shown utmost commitment to since the authority have been vested on me to sailor the ship of the union.
However, I want to assure you all that the leadership of the union is working towards the resumption of the students back on campus.
For the sake of emphasis, I must again express my displeasure towards the violent protest masterminded by some unscrupulous elements even after the University management had allow students to write exam following the agitation of the Students Union leaders. It was already made public that there was a stakeholders meeting some days before the exam which had in attendance all SUG executives, SUG SRC, SUG SJC, Faculty President, Departmental President and NUCJ President in order to agitate for all students to write exam with or without school fee payment. For the sake of accuracy, the Friday preceding the Monday, the students Union leaders and some students had a zoom meeting with the Vice Chancellor where all issues were tabled and considered, but it was unfortunate that some selfish individuals decided to mislead students into instigating violent protest by spreading rumors. We communicated this development to all students that they will all be allowed to write exams, even prior to this monday
In view of this, I came early to school and with members of my executives that very Monday to ensure the implementation of the vice Chancellor’s resolve to allow all students write exam but some set of rumor mongers misled the students, to an extent that they labelled the circular individually relayed by the dean of students to allow all students write as fake.
As a student union leader, I took it upon myself to speak to address some set of students to desist from the needless protest but it was unfortunate that some unscrupulous individuals incited and led the devastation of the University property. A protest can only be justifiable when it is needful and not violent oriented.
Undoubtedly, the same MULTIPLE, the Students Union President, whom some people (not all) wanted to attack, called several unprintable names for begging them to stop protest before it degenerate into crises, the same set of union leaders you all called bad names are the ones you’re begging to plead with the management for resumption or even ask about resumption from?
At the same time, we cannot fold our arms. We shall continue to do the needful for the overall the interest of the students, but it is advisable that students make a lesson from this incidence for the purpose of their future decisions. The union leaders are not gullible but every struggles must go through the extensive procedures before protest can be considered.
Moreover, I will advise the students to be calm as we are working assiduously towards resumption without any further delay.
God bless you all
Kolade Olumide Ogunsanmi (MULTIPLE)
Students’ Union President Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko Ondo State.
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