Lecturers partaking in elections not representing us

The Educational Employees Union of Universities mentioned its members going to take part within the 2023 elections could be doing so on their very own and wouldn’t be advised them something.

ASUU mentioned it withdrew from collaborating in elections in Nigeria as a result of the system was flawed.

The organisation mentioned it had requested that it must be allowed by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee to take part in all of the segments of the election, from the polling unit, collation and announcement for which authorities refused.

The President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, mentioned these in an interview with Sunday PUNCH.

He mentioned, “ASUU participated (in election) through the interval of (Prof. Attahiru) Jega and since then, we now have determined we aren’t collaborating as a union in any election course of as a result of it’s fraudulent.

“We requested that they need to permit us take part in all of the segments of the election, from the polling sales space, to the collation to announcement. However they refused and so we withdrew from it as a union.

“And within the final (2019) election, we have been very clear; we introduced overtly that we aren’t collaborating in 2019 election that any of our member who’s going, goes as an individual, not as an ASUU member which they’re entitled to.

“So (in 2023), we aren’t going to inform our members something. Anybody who desires to go is doing so on his personal. If you end up going, don’t put on something that has ASUU sign, both its identify or something. You’re going as an individual; you aren’t going as a result of you’re a member of ASUU.

“Throughout Jega (period), he requested us to appoint, which we did. Though on the higher collation degree, we have been capable of management it, on the polling sales space the place they do the rigging, we weren’t allowed entry to it, so we left.”

In response to Osodeke the Vice Chancellors who took half as Returning Officers in elections haven’t any affect however to announce outcomes which have allegedly been written.

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