ASUU alleges threats to lifetime of Ebonyi varsity chairman
ASUU alleges threats to lifetime of Ebonyi varsity chairman. The Calabar Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has raised the alarm over risk to a lifetime of its appearing chairperson within the Ebonyi State University, Ikechwuku Igwenyi.
ASUU coordinator for the zone, Dr. Aniekan Brown raised the alarm at a media briefing in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Saturday
He stated the lifetime of Igwenyi was at risk, including that ought to something occur to him, the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, ought to be held accountable.
He alleged that the governor had, in a bid to drive him (Igwenyi) to resign his appointment, ordered the standard rulers of Okposi, his home city, to provoke plans to ostracise him from the neighborhood.
Brown, who’s a senior lecturer on the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, stated, “Governor David Umahi, who is supposed to be the Chief Security Officer of the state with the primary obligation of protecting lives and property of the citizens stated that Comrade Igwenyi is the reason there is no peace in the state and in the university and urged the people of the Ohaozara Local Government Area to raise 1,000 youths to occupy the residence of Ikechuku Igwenyi at Abakaliki for seven days; apprehend his parents in their family home at Okposi and occupied the place for another seven days, while the traditional rulers should initiate plans to ostracise the Igwenyi family from Okposi community, should he fail to leave the seat as ASUU chairperson and resign his appointment as a lecturer at the university.”
He stated the chairman of ASUU EBSU had grow to be a thorn within the flesh of the state authorities over his refusal to agree on the choice of EBSU administration to implement the advice of the workers audit of 2018, which said that these sacked and granted government state pardon be sacked once more.
He lamented that EBSU staff had been subjected to “untold hardship, humiliation, devastating and dehumanizing conditions, job insecurity, leading to psychological mortification, mental torture, and deprivations of unimaginable proportion.”
Reacting, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Ebonyi State on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze, stated youths of the Igwenyi’s neighborhood protested towards the ASUU chairperson including that the governor solely got here in to resolve the disaster.
“There is no such thing to the best of my knowledge. The governor was recently briefed that some youths were protesting t; so he asked why they were protesting and they explained and the governor said he was going to resolve the matter. So whoever is saying this is not saying the truth,” Nwaze stated.