The crisis rocking the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Federal University Oye Ekiti took another dimension on Tuesday when aggrieved members disrupted a congress that was organised and be presided over by the zonal chairman of the union in Akure, Ondo, Prof Plo Olu.
The protecting dons demanded that embattled chairman of the chapter, Dr. Adeniyi Omonijo must first step aside before any Congress would hold on the campus.
The congress of the academic union was about to hold at about 1pm at the venue on Tuesday and was to be presided over by the zonal chairman of the union, in Akure zone, Prof Olu Olu when angry members stormed the venue to stop the meeting, rang bell, made so much noise and chased away those who wanted it to hold.
A leader of the union and Dean of Faculty of Arts of the university, Dr. Opoola Bolanle Tajudeen, who spoke about the cause of the disruption said: There was to be a congress but there was no congress because our members felt strongly that Prof Olu Olu who has been part of our problem in this chapter should not now come to foist any congress on us and they insisted that he cannot hold any congress when the chairman of our chapter that he is imposing on us has committed impeachment offences.
There has been a resolution on ground that the chairman has committed impeachable offences and should go.
Our people really felt bad and demonstrated their grievances. They spoke their mind. However there was no casualty. The demands of our members who insist they are still part of ASUU is that current chairman of our branch Omonijo should step down because he has committed impeachable offences.
Our people cannot allow a system where some people from outside would cone and lord over us. We have our own internal problem and we should be allowed to solve it internally. Our people want ASUU to move on but we dont want Omonijo again, he said.