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FPA MANAGEMENT DENIED IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATES IN STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION

Students Union actitivies suspended indefinitely

The management of the Federal Polytechnic, ado-ekiti had labelled the news of imposing candidates in Students’ Union election making rounds as misleading and fictitious.

It faulted the claim in a statement released and credited to S. A. Adeyemi-Adejolu,
Director, Protocol, Information and Public Relations.

The management said, “for the avoidance of any doubt, it has never been in the tradition of the Institution’s Management to impose candidates under any guise in the electoral process of all Unions (Staff and Students) of the Polytechnic.

“For over two decades now, Students Union electoral processes are run and conducted by the student themselves through their accredited representatives called APECO, the Management only engaged in monitoring the process by ensuring that the rules set for themselves are strictly adhered to under a well secured atmosphere.”

It said the news is concorted by unknown elements and was unprofessionally amplified by an online medium.

“The Management was very surprised at the last unprovoked protest and unverified allegation of imposition of candidate, which the online medium helped amplified without due regards to the principle of hearing all the sides and balanced reportage.”

It further said a combined meeting of the Polytechnic’s Academic Board and Management was held today to look into the cause of the unprovoked rampage of 1st of November, 2019.

The management informed that the following resolutions where made;

•All Students resident on Campus should promptly vacate the campus accomodation on a week’s compulsory break.

•Students are to resume as from Sunday 10th November, 2019.

•Second semester examination to commence on Tuesday, 12th November, 2019.

•Embargo has been placed on Students Union activities with immediate effect.

Also, an eleven-man Committee was set up to look at the immediate and remote causes of the students rampage of Friday 1st November 2019.

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