FESSU Rejects Fayose’s Continuity Plan, Says No To His Anointed Candidate

The Federation of Ekiti State Students Union (FESSU) has rejected the “continuity agenda” of Governor Ayo Fayose.

The students also demanded the disbursement of bursary and scholarships which had been stopped since Fayose returned to power in October 2014.

They also denied endorsing Fayose’s deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, for the July 14 governorship election.

Some students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had on Monday backed Fayose’s continuity agenda and endorsed Olusola.

FESSU National President,  Adewumi Peter Idowu, who addressed a briefing alongside other executives in Ado-Ekiti said the body had not decided on who to support in the governorship poll.

Other demands of the union, according to him, are building of secretariat for the union and provision of empowerment and job opportunities for the youths.

The students accused Fayose of neglecting their welfare since coming back to power in October 2014.

They promised to shut down Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, at the expiration of their seven-day ultimatum if their demands are not met.

Idowu said: “It is worthy of note that since the inception of the present government led by Governor Ayodele Fayose, we regret to inform the general public that students’ needs were never priorities

“We have been left to fend for ourselves with the State government not taking into consideration the dividends of democracy we enjoy.

“Overtime, we students have always pride ourselves as major stakeholders of any political setting and subsequently as major political stakeholders, our benefits should not for once be traded or negotiated.


“If the governor fails to address our demands before seven days, we shall be left with no option than to mobilise Ekiti indigenous students for a parent of all ALUTA and shut down the state capital for an aggressive agitation for our rights.”


On adoption of Olusola, Adewumi said: “It came as a shock to us that some students endorsed continuity agenda of the state government.


“The general public should note that the only students body in our state which represents the interest of indigenous Ekiti State students and can make positions on behalf of Ekiti students is FESSU which up till now has made no public statement as regards our support to anyone yet.”



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