Osun Poly ASUP Frowns To Odetayo’s Suspension As Rector , Faults Govt’s Selection Of Alabi As Ag Rector
The Academic Staff Union of Osun State Polytechnic Iree chapter has said that the suspension of the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Rector, Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo was not as a result of financial recklessness or misappropriation but as a result of nepotism and favouritism.
AOB Media gathered that the Rector of the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Dr. Tajudeen Adetayo was suspended by the Osun government following allegations of: financial recklessness, Misappropriation of fund, and corruption.
His suspension led to the appointment of an Ede born acting Rector, Mr. Kehinde Alabi who was said not to be qualify for the position.
The suspension of the Rector led to a protest by ASUP Iree Chapter, hereby stopping the ongoing examination and activities of the Institution.
Commenting on the issue on Rave FM Osogbo on Mid Week edition of Frank talk, ASUP, through it’s Chairman Dr. Fatai Afolabi said that the reason behind the situation is because of the fall out of deputy Rector election.
The Union further stated that, Odetayo was given an assignment to return Alabi Kehinde as the deputy Rector by the Osun Chief of Staff, Kazeem Akinleye, but the suspended Rector refuses to carried out the assignment because there is a limit to his decision making as a Rector.
Dr Afolabi indicated that the refusal of Odetayo to carried out this assignment was what led to his suspension not financial recklessness stating that everything is all about Favouritism and Nepotism.
“Let me tell you the whole thing is just a fall out of deputy Rector election, the Rector was given an assignment that he should return the purported acting Rector that is Alabi Kehinde as the deputy Rector that was the assignment given to him by the Chief of Staff and he cannot do it because we have people that are qualify to vote, they are all Chief Lecturer members of BOS Board of Study the one that qualify to vote.
“And most of them are Chief Lecturers, they are potential Rector the Rector cannot control them they have their mind and after the election, then they now said that we gave you assignment and you could not deliver then you have to face the consequences that was why they now gave him that suspension letter.
“Nepotism and Favouritism that is what everything is all about, the issue is not about any financial recklessness or any misappropriation” Said ASUP Iree chapter.