The president of the Social Science Education Student Association (SSESA), Comrade Adewole Adeyemi -politically known as Classic- has berated his counterpart from the Education Students Association of Nigeria (ESAN), Comrade Stephen Victor (Focus) for neglecting the legislative arm of his union and failing to hold an honourable Congress for members of the association.
This was disclosed in an open letter obtained by AAUA INSIDER today. Comr. Classic described the ESAN president’s administrative activities as an oxymoron. He claimed that his counterpart has disassociated the legislative contemporaries of his administration.
He said, “Mr President, your actions and your administration has been typical of an oxymoron because your actions in recent times have dissociated the legislative arms of the union from the essence of unionism.”
“It is quite lamentable and laughable that problems of unionism in this higher institution brews up and keep increasing day after day.”
According to the SSESA president, student unionism should be a unified group of students ‘with similar goals and objectives’, which he claimed was missing in the Comrade Focus-led administration at ESAN.
He wrote, “We must not be dumb or feign ignorance of this plague, thousands of students united cannot be defeated by a few potbellied administrators who know of our plights but have not been informed with cries and demonstrations of angry students who have not enjoyed the true benefits of studentship.”
“The school is a micro reflection of the larger society and if we fail as intellectuals the society will die. We must not wait on our ‘leaders’ but on the miraculous spirit”
Berating the situation, he questioned the factor behind the negligence of holding a congress in the faculty. “The Congress/Honorable sittings in which its welfare is the sole responsibility of the Student Union at large has been derided.”
“It is clearly stated in the constitution, that the first Ordinary Congress shall be held in the first semester and the second congress shall be held in the second semester, Why is Congress sittings sidelined? Can you tell us all where and when the last sittings of the honourable were held?”
As of press time, Comrade Focus is yet to release a statement regarding the open letter.
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