“LET US TARRY A WHILE FOR SOBRE REFLECTIONS, YOUR EXCELLENCIES”
A Petition to The Governors Of The State of Osun and Oyo State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Gov. Abiola Ajimobi respectively, on the recent appointment of Prof Wale Omole as the Chairman Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
I am Adeleke Olanrewaju, a former Public Relations Officer and later President of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union. I write to protest your decision appointing the erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Prof. Wale Omole as the Chairman Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Your appointee, Prof. Wale Omole was the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University from the year 1991 until his inglorious removal on the 13th July 1999, over the killing of five students’ leaders of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. The students are the then Secretary General of the Student’s Union, George Yemi Iwilade, Ekede Efe, Tunde Oke, Yemi Ajiteru and Eviano Ekelemu. I was the primary target of the attack, but escaped by the whiskers!
It was during the tenure of Prof. Wale Omole that I had the opportunity to serve the students, and by extension the university community, for a period of two and a half years in the above stated capacities.
My protest to your Excellencies, is not unconnected with the performance of your appointee while he was Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, particularly the murder of the five students mentioned above, which till today remained unresolved despite overwhelming evidence pointing to the culprits.
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