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UNIOSUN VC Denies Knowledge Of Reported Alumni Election 

The Vice Chancellor of Osun State University,  Osogbo, Prof. Labo Popoola has said the school was not aware that its alumni body held election not to talk of alleged interference that was reported on some online media.

Speaking with our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday, Popoola said the alumni only wrote the university and requested usage of its auditorium insisting that the management was not aware of any election held.

A non governmental organisation, People's Advocacy Vanguard (PAV), had accused the school management of not following due process in the emergence of one Aboderin Olumuyiwa Aduragbemi.

The group warned the management,  Alumni Board of Trustee, and Uniosun Alumni Association, to declare the purportedly held election as null and void.

The organisation further  threatened to drag the BoT and the alumni Electoral Committee before the court if they failed to expedite action and act within seven days.

The group, in a press statement issued and signed by its  Publicity Secretary, Ogundele Babatope,  alleged that the said election was marred with irregularities occasioned by failure to follow the due process as stipulated by the association' s constitution.

But the Vice Chancellor said,  "they (alumni body)  wanted to use the auditorium.

They are part of the university; They are stake holders; We are not even aware that they want to hold election. They just wrote us that they needed an auditorium and why won't we give it to them when  they are part and parcel of the institution? It's not the school  business at all, about who becomes the alumni whatever."

Aduragbemi was said to have earlier told the BoT that he was the facility manager and business development manager of a Transport Infrastructure, Engineering and Procurement Organization" Planet Project Ltd, in Lagos.

PAV explained that  it had gotten a voicenote where Aduragbemi was to quoted to have had a meeting with the institution's Vice Chancellor and the Registrar, with the alumni  BoT in attendance where the VC and Registrar faulted the position of BoT  on his (Aduragbemi) place of work.

According to the statement, "it is imperative for the alumni BoT and the electoral body to nullify the election that produced Aboderin Ademuyiwa Aduragbemi on the ground that he is not qualified to contest the poll at initial stage.

"On May 4, 2018, a voicenote was released on the alumni whatapp platform by Mr Aduragbemi regarding his work position, where he claimed that the school management (V C and Registrar), the Uniosun alumni BoT and himself held a meeting and the VC and Registrar faulted the alumni position over the information he gave as regards his place of work"

"The university management should steer clear from our electoral matter,  it is crystal clear that Aduragbemi has deliberately misled the BoT and electoral committee by providing false information about himself and his position in his place of work.

"Aduragbemi had earlier told the BoT that he was the facility manager and business development manager of a transport infrastructure, engineering and procurement organizations " Planet Project Ltd, in Lagos, which is an absolute falsehood".

The NGO while reiterating it's stance on the need for non-interference of the management, warning  the  institution management to steer clear from the matter arguing that alumni is an independent entity in all ramifications.

"We are principally writing to challenge the qualification of Aboderin Ademuyiwa Aduragbemi to contest in the election.

"Mr Aboderin gave false information about himself in relation to his designation . This is flagrant disobedience to article 15(E) of the constitution of the association and the rules contain in the guidelines for the completion of nomination for candidate

"Article 15(E) of the constitution and the rules contained  in the guidelines for the completion of nomination form for c

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