OAU reacts as protesting Ife indigenes storm campus with charms, fetish objects
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 22, 2022
The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has reacted to the protest by Ife indigenes over the announcement of Prof. Adebayo Bamire as the 12th substantive Vice-Chancellor of OAU. The protesters argued that an Ife indigene should have been appointed.
Determined to ensure the installation of an Ile-Ife indigene as the next OAU VC, some indigenes invaded the varsity’s campus with charms and other fetish objects on Monday.
They also closed the varsity’s two major gates, thereby preventing staff, students, and other stakeholders from either coming into or leaving the University.
The University hereby affirmed that due processes were followed and merit was the basis for the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor.
“The University Management implores the leadership of Ile- Ife to please call these protesters to order so that the cordial relationship, which has been in existence, between the University and the Ile- Ife communities is not jeopardised in a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju.