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“Osun Poly Campus Drama Unfolds as Two Rectors Assume Office”



"Osun Poly Campus Drama Unfolds as Two Rectors Assume Office"

At Osun State Polytechnic in Iree, a recent development unfolded on Thursday, involving the return of two rectors to their positions, leading to a minor commotion. Also Read:

This situation originated from the state government’s suspension of Dr Tajudeen Odetayo on July 11, 2023, due to allegations of fund misappropriation. Subsequently, Mr Kehinde Alabi was appointed acting Rector, plunging the institution into turmoil.

However, on August 21, 2023, Dr. Odetayo took legal action by approaching the Industrial Court, seeking an interim injunction to prevent any interference with his position as the Rector. The court, presided over by Judge A. Ogunbowale, granted his request, restraining the state government and its representatives from further action until the lawsuit’s resolution.

Nevertheless, on Thursday, both Alabi and Odetayo returned to their respective roles as rectors of the institution. Alabi’s supporters gathered in a hall. Odetayo, accompanied by a group from the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) who supported him, resumed at the Rector’s office after presenting the court order to the chief security officer upon entering the campus.

Shortly after, Alabi and his ASUP supporters arrived and convened inside a campus hall.

In a statement he personally issued to the press, Tope Abiola appealed to students and staff to maintain composure as the government restored peace on campus. He urged everyone to continue with their regular duties without engaging in any protests. Also Read:

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