The Students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) have reacted to the a statement credited to the wife of The Ondo state governor, Mrs Betty Ayanwu-Akeredolu on Saturday, where she said “AAUA students are very irresponsible”.
She made this statement during the Ondo state social media day held on the campus of The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). while recounting her encounter with some students during the protest against the increment in school fee instituted by her husband.
The students in a Press statement signed by their Students’ Union President and General Secretary, TEMITOPE O. EYINLA (BOUBOW) and OYASHINA O. IBRAHIM (ORHE), sent to Nigerian Cable News Expressed their dissatisfaction at the first lady’s remark, while also demanding an Apology from the governor’s wife.
Below is the statement Unedited:
ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA AKOKO STUDENTS UNION.
“He who passively accept evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it”- Martin Luther King Jnr.
We the entire students of Adekunle Ajasin university,Akungba Akoko seize this opportunity to draw the attention of the general public to a statement credited to the wife of the ondo state governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu at a program at the federal university of technology Akure (FUTA) over the weekend.
Sources present at the event confirmed that, Mrs Akeredolu labelled AAUA students as very irresponsible based on her encounter with some of us during our peaceful protest against the astronomical tuition fees imposed on us by her husband. The statement was also confirmed by a well known online news blog, nigeriancablenewsonline.com as well as students present at the event including the immediate past commissioner for youth in the state, Mr Dayo Awude.
To set the records straight, it is a known fact that AAUA students are known for record of good conduct in behavior, character and learning, as well as massive academic excellence. So for a public figure as ranked as the wife of the governor to have painted us in such a very bad Light is not only delusional,but it is also a figment of its imagination because it is highly fictitious, we therefore urge her to desist from this business of label, defamation, calumny and deliberate assassination of our character as 21st century students properly called!
Furthermore, the statement is devoid of the motherly role and status that the society has placed on her. Especially as a staunch crusader of the campaign against breast cancer (BRECAN INITIATIVE) with so many student-ambassadors among us who share in the ideology, does that mean they are also irresponsible. We are highly disappointed at her for uttering such a derogatory remarks about Us.
On this note, we wish to further reiterate and state it emphatically, that we the entire students of AAUA including the seen and unseen forces of aluta radical militants, hereby demand an apology from the wife of the Ondo state Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu within an ultimatum of 7days, or we will be forced take necessary legal actions.
TEMITOPE O. EYINLA (BOUBOW)
OYASHINA O. IBRAHIM (ORHE)
Ondo state government,
Wife of Ondo state Governor,
Ondo state commissioner of police,
AAUA vice Chancellor,
Dean students affairs (AAUA),
NANS JCC, Ondo Axis,
All media outlets.