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Governor Adeleke Reacts as Protests Erupt After Sack of Osun Poly Rector

Governor Ademola Adeleke has called on members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the state, protesting the recent suspension of the Rector, Dr Tajudeen Adewale Adetayo, to be calm and not allow themselves to be used by the opposition.

Recall that protest began in the early hours of today at the Iree campus following the suspension of Adetayo over corruption allegations and the announcement of Alabi Adeyemi as the acting rector of the institution.

ASUP described the suspension as an aberration against the institution’s constitution.

Reacting, Adeleke, in a statement, assured the ASUP and the students of the institution that the matter would be looked into and necessary measures would be taken.

The governor urged them to shun the protest, which had led to the closing the school gate, thereby disrupting the ongoing examination.

His words:

“The OSPOLY Governing Board will soon be put in place to take over the matter and investigate the allegation which led to the suspension and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

“I understand the reason for the protest over the suspension of the Rector, Dr Tajudeen Adewale Adetayo. The step taken by the administration is necessary, but I assure you that a full investigation will commence, and every misunderstanding will be cleared.

“I recognize the ASUP, and I urge them to stop the protest and allow the investigation to hold for the matter to be sorted. Please do not allow yourself to be used by the opposition.

“You are important to the Government and the public. Please stop the protest and allow peace to be restored to the school community.”

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