The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Tuesday, appealed to the protesting members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics in the state, who are showing solidarity with the recent suspension of the embattled Rector of the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Dr Tajudeen Adewale Odetayo, to keep calm, and not allow themselves to be used by the opposition party.
Adeleke made this disclosure in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi.
While urging the ASUP and the students of the institution to shun the protest which has led to the closure of the school gate, and disruption of the ongoing examination in the institution, the governor assured them that the matter will be looked into, and necessary measures will be taken to resolve the issue, soonest.
The statement reads in part:
“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,” Adeleke stated.
“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 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.”