Members of the executives of the Student’s Union Government(SUG) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka have disowned the Students’ Union President of the institution Mr Noble Eyisi for circulating inciting press release against the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Joe Ahaneku.
Speaking with our correspondent during a visit to the PRO of the institution, Dr Emma Ojukwu, the members of the executives of the union said the press release which among other things indicted the Vice Chancellor was a concoction of the president.
The Vice President of the Union and its public relations officer, Precious Uzems and Martin-Beck Nworah respectively stated that the president has for a long time been working at variance with the members of the executive, the reason the executives served him an impeachment notice two weeks ago.
“He does not carry anyone along, and each time we have a meeting we stay here and wait for him for a long time but he will never show up and the next thing we will hear is that he has issued one press release or the other in our name.” The union’s executives lamented.
The PRO of the university Dr Ojukwu on the other hand attributed Eyisi’s conduct to the actions of some aggrieved members of staff of the institution who are using the SUG president to get at the Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof Joseph Ahaneku.
Ojukwu said since the Vice Chancellorship contest of last year which was hotly contested, some people who lost out have been working hard to discredit his administration and some members of staff who have also been sanctions for one ill doing or the other have all joined in to incite the SUG against the Vice Chancellor and may have succeeded in wooing the SUG president Over as a willing tool.
He dismissed the allegations by the SUG president, which bothered on increment in the post UTME fee which was raised from N1,000 to N2000 and the introduction of N7,500 for biometric capture for the students as mere attempts to discredit the Vice Chancellor.
Ojukwu said the SUG president has compromised leading to his being used by dissidents to fight the schools management but what was heart warming is that his fellow students have abandoned him on the voyage he has chosen.