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Osun Poly Students Petition Adeleke, Allege Management,DSA Of Planning To Install SUG President

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Students of the Osun State Polytechnic Iree under the eagies of concern students have petitioned Governor Ademola Adeleke alleging management and Dean Student’s Affairs of the institutions planning to install their preferred Student Union Government president.

The concern students in the petition forwarded to Governor Adeleke signed by Alarape Sodiq and Matthew Adejare on Monday ,said there is an ongoing collusion between the School Management, Dean of Student’s Affairs and the Chairman of the Independent Students Electoral Commission to favor and install a particular candidate in the upcoming Students’ Union Election.

According to the concern students “Your Excellency sir, we have it on very good authority that the management plans to do the following:

1. Deliberately delay the conduct of the Student’s Union election so as to give room for their anointed candidate who is presently unavailable to have time to contest.

2. To also delay the conduct of the election until the planned increment of new payable fees against next session are implemented.

3. The appointment of Dr. Tope Abiola was tailored to suit that agenda.
4. The statement of the DSA on his first day of resumption in a meeting with the Independent Students Electoral Commission Executive querying them them why no student from his department (Mass Communication) wasn’t among the leadership of the Commission. We strongly believe he is looking for someone that will carry out his dirty job as part of the leadership of the Commission.

3. The DSA equally called for the extension of sales of form for the Students’ Union Election after closure date to accommodate their preferred candidate when they’re nowhere to be found.

4. The Independent Students Electoral Commission Chairman is helping the DSA/Management in their dirty job by unilaterally deciding to accept e-voting to make it easy in manipulating the election results for their anointed candidate without following the procedure for such as provided by the constitution of the union. He has been unable to officially roll out the schedule of election till date.

“These actions have led to a growing perception that the electoral process as it is presently going will aurbvert the will of the students.”

They , however, urged that a thorough and impartial investigation be conducted into the collusion between the School Management, Dean of Students Affairs and the Independent Students Electoral Commission Chairman saying “It is crucial for the credibility of the student election and the overall reputation of our institution that any misconduct is identified and addressed promptly.

“The schedule of election be published immediately without further delay and in conformity with the earlier agreed time frame for registration of candidates. Only then can we begin to believe the electoral process” the added.

When contacted, the Dean Student’s Affairs , Dr Tope Abiola, said “The claims are baseless, frivolous and fictitious.”

Abiola insisted that “They (concern students) are frightened by the proposed E-Voting which would not give room for any form of manipulations, unrest, chaos and physical combats.

He also dismissed the allegation that the Institution have a preference for any candidate saying “The Electoral body has released it’s form and guidelines for the election, but up till now some of the posts have not been contested for by any candidate.

“Their allegations are figment of lies . The general public should disregard the frivolities, while the students should abide by the Electoral System operated in most of the higher Institutios in the country like the Federal Polytechnic Ofa, Federal Polytechnic Ede, University of Ibadan, etc. I think the management should be commended for it’s awesome initiative.

“We are putting our machineries in motion to ensure that the election is hitch free. Our Institution is technologically based, we are known for ICT and we should be able to prove to the world that we are ICT compliant. All stakeholders in the Institution, including the Alumni association is in support of the E-Voting.”

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