Following a postponement, the Students’ Representative Council of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti held her 4th inauguration ceremony and in-house election.
The event, which was postponed from the 24th to the 26th of February 2021, also witnessed the emergence of principal officers of the parliament for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The event took place in the university’s main auditorium. The Dean of the Students’ Affairs, Professor Dosu Malomo graced the event. While addressing the gathering of student representatives, Professor Malomo urged everyone to make the In-house election a peaceful one.
“I am not supposed to be part of it, I was invited to clear some main areas that led to the postponement of this exercise. I wish you all a peaceful deliberation,” he said.
Also, the former (acting) Speaker, Honourable Adebisi Segun admonished the gathering to be exemplary in their actions.
Following the election, the outgoing Speaker, Honorable Adebisi, a 400 level student of the Faculty of Education, retained his position. He emerged as the Speaker with 37 votes, beating his opponent, Raji Sobur from the Faculty of Science with 18 votes.
Oladokun Emmanuel from the Faculty of Agriculture emerged as the Clerk with 39 votes thereby beating his opponent, Olujimi Olukunle with 16 votes.
Makinde Abosede from the Faculty of Agriculture emerged as Deputy Speaker with 39 votes beating her opponent, Ajibare Babatunde with 14 votes.
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While speaking with UCJ FUOYE, the newly elected Speaker, Adebisi Segun, said “the election was meant to hold on 24th February 2021 but a lot of things transpired that day. There was a clash of disagreements on particular articles of the constitution. These arguments ranged from not having or having representatives in the house from the Faculty of Education, other departments, and disqualification of aspirants with low CGPA. We left the venue peacefully on Wednesday without any conclusion.”
He continued by saying “we had a meeting on Thursday, 27th February 2021 and it was raised that only half numbers of the members would be allowed to vote. The inauguration and in-house election were held on Friday successfully.”
“In the course of my administration, the constitution, which had made every one of us handicapped will be reviewed and made easy. Secondly, the administration will invite dignitaries and erudite to enlighten us and educate us during a program. Lastly, we will pay a visit to the Senate in Abuja. We hope time permits us to achieve all these,” he concluded.
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