Thursday, 14 April 2016
RECTOR MEETS WITH THE BEST EIGHT (8), SAYS STUDENTS MUST HAVE SAY IN THE MANAGEMENT:
As the Students Union Government of Federal Polytechnic Oko prepares for its 2016 election, the Rector, Prof.Godwin Onu has cautioned the Presidential aspirants to be of good conduct. He said the S.U.G. election was scheduled to let the students have a say in the Management Circle of the Institution. In the company of the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, the Rector met with the eight (8) Presidential aspirants who were successful in the screening exercise conducted by the Security Unit of the Institution. In a fatherly manner, the digital Rector advised them to be of good conduct before, during and after the S.U.G. election which is coming up on Saturday, 16th Of April, 2016.He warned the aspirants never to indulge in any form of electoral malpractices as that would not only bring punishment to those found culpable but get the election canceled and would create unnecessary tension in the student’s community. Referencing the ordeals between former president Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election, the Rector challenged the rest of the seven (7) aspirants who might not make it to boldly congratulate the yet-unknown person who has been chosen by God to be the 2016 S.U.G. President of Federal Polytechnic Oko.
Toeing the same advisory line with the Rector, the Commissioner of Police who was represented by the Asst. Commissioner of Police, Asp. D.D Jimwan took time to advise the aspirants on necessary security matters regarding Students’ Unionism. He reminded them that their reason of being in school was to acquire certificates; and that they should not allow politics to defeat that aim.
The Director of Students’ Affairs warned the aspirants to limit their campaign expenses as excessive spending would lead to accountability failure after all. While advising them not to allow external political forces as sponsors, the DSA warned the aspirants never to use money to induce the students as such could cause future regrets.
In response, the aspirants promised to abide by the rules stipulated by the Students Independent Electoral Commission.