As to the ongoing FUOYE saga, the Congress of University Academics (CONUA), Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) chapter clarifies that the allegations made against Prof. Kayode Soremekun by ASUU were false.
Chaired by Ayodeji Ige and secretary, Omofunmi Olorunwa, the congress revealed in a statement, that the content of the purported press conference addressed on behalf of FUOYE ASUU was not only false but misleading as the FUOYE Exco of the union had not discussed it at any meeting.
“We wish to reiterate that all the issues raised during the press conference were an attempt to tarnish the positive image of the university, its management and the reputation of the Vice Chancellor.
“Can the zonal ASUU know about the internal affairs of FUOYE more than the ASUU members and Exco from FUOYE? This is the case of somebody else weeping louder than the bereaved.
“The press conference by the zonal branch of ASUU about the university is an indication of its failure to abide by simple norms of consultation before rushing to the media.
“The content of the press conference is devoid of facts, lacking in merit. The thought provoked in the press conference is a mere figment of its imagination.
“We, members of CONUA FUOYE chapter, dissociate ourselves from the press conference and affirm our solidarity with the Vice Chancellor, the university community and Nigeria at large.
“However, we do not speak for other factions of ASUU in FUOYE, rather, we are only speaking for members of CONUA in FUOYE,” the statement noted.
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