|Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New|
Stats: 2,777,433 members, 6,617,642 topics. Date: Sunday, 05 December 2021 at 03:14 PM
|UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Davefirst(m): 7:50am On Apr 27, 2016|
Of the Greatest Nigerian Students
Ever Conscious Nigerian Students
What you are about to read is an exposition of the evil plans of the current University of Ibadan Management to turn the ever intelligent University of Ibadan students into PUPPETS. It is highly recommended that you follow this piece to the very end so you can fully understand what is about to happen, probably the biggest protest ever.
WHY and HOW DOES THIS CONCERN YOU?
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, he said and I quote
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the GOOD PEOPLE.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PROBLEM?
Operation Free Mote is a massive campaign against the continuous victimization of students by the University of Ibadan Management. It is now clear to all that the current administration led by Prof Olayinka has come into power just to use IRON BARS to cage UITES. There has been continuous attacks on students but the LAST STRAW THAT HAS NOW BROKEN THE CAMEL’S BACK is the case of MOTE, a 500 level student of the Petroleum Engineering Department who was unjustly rusticated for being part of a peaceful protest carried out by the residents of Independence Hall last semester.
The protest which saw over 500 katangites troop out after exceeding the elastic limit of their patience to peaceful request improvement in welfare activities of the Hall after the hall had suffered for over two weeks lack of water and power supply exclusively to the Independence Hall without any cogent explanation from the University management .
It was however surprising that after more than two weeks of neglect and lackadaisical approach to the issue, the University management found it as a sense of urgency to attend to the problem of independence hall that very morning of the protest. Just about one hour after the protest, the Dean of Students Affairs visited the hall and the already rusty pumping machine of the hall was repaired and water started gushing out once again, power supply which had almost become a thing of the past for the hall suddenly magically came back to life.
The question to ask at this point is WHY DID THE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT WAIT FOR A PROTEST TO OCCUR BEFORE THEY COULD HEAR THE YEARNINGS OF KATANGITES.
SHOULD KATANGITES HAVE KEPT SILENT OVER THAT MATTER AND MAYBE TILL TODAY THEY WOULDN’T STILL HAVE HAD LIGHT AND WATER...
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE PROTEST?
After the protest, the hall warden of Independence Hall who obviously was the culprit that could not successfully manage the hall decided to look for a scapegoat to put his blame on. Instead of Dr. Ayagunna admitting his incompetence in managing the students who have confidence in his leadership, he decided to look for a SCAPE GOAT.
OVER 500 STUDENTS PROTESTED SO WHY MOTE PARTICULARLY?
That same period was getting close to the Independence Hall Elections, MOTE, who was obviously a man of the people was said to at that time have ambition to contest the Independence Hall Administrator General. Bearing in mind that MOTE was going to become the AG and will always advocate for the rights of fellow students at all times, Dr. AYAGUNNA allegedly beat his chest that he was going to “finish” MOTE. He started by processing an SDC letter for MOTE which automatically made the young man lose his qualification to contest as the Students’ Union constitution doesn’t allow anyone with a pending SDC case to contest.
He later went on to fully ensure that SDC panel rusticate MOTE. It is very shocking that Dr. AYAGUNNA who is supposed be a father over students was reportedly laughing and celebrating after MOTE had been rusticated. He was quoted to have said that “I HAVE STILL NOT FINSIHED DEALING WITH THAT BOY”. This makes it crystal clear that the case of Mote is a pure case of POLITICAL VICTIMIZATION.
HOW THIS AFFECTS US ALL - ADEWOLE’S TENURE VERSUS OLAYINKA’S
The current administration is seriously planning an underground mission to purportedly turn UI students into MORONS. The reason for this is simple, there are plans to increase the tuition fee very soon and the only way they can do this is by firstly “finishing” all student activists on campus. The management thereby has turned into a SCIENTIST conducting experiments with the FUTURE of NIGERIAN STUDENTS. The case of MOTE is first of such experiment and if the outcome becomes successful for them, many more experiments of students’ rustication will follow.
It is becoming evident that even Queen Idia and Obafemi Awolowo Halls are now two new laboratories for the experiment being conducted by the Prof. Olayinka administration. There have been serious outcries from Queen Idia Hall where our female students are being told to pay FINE for very unintelligent reasons. It only makes one wonder whether we are truly in a University that prides itself in training students that have SOUND SENSE OF JUDGMENT.
Where on EARTH are University students FINED 2000 naira for not laying their BEDS?
Where on EARTH are University students FINED 2000 naira for dirty clothes on their BEDS?
Where on EARTH are University students FINED for not using CARPETS in THEIR rooms?
Where on EARTH are University students FINED for not having a LAUNDRY BASKET?
Well these are the current happenings in the supposedly FIRST AND BEST university!
It is either you JOIN THE PROTEST TODAY AND LET’S FIGHT THIS EVIL ANTICS once and for all or REMAIN SILENT AND KEEP GETTING OPPReSSED.
Look at AWO HALL, the hall lacked water for more 6 weeks to the extent that our female students were fetching and drinking MUDDY water! The university never attended to these girls until the students, themselves, decided to come around and donate their personal money to buy a pumping machine. The pumping machine after contribution among concerned students was bought and fixed, the water system of the hall resurrected BUT just some days after, the University management are threatening to send out Union Executives to the SDC for buying and installing a pumping machine on behalf of the school. SOUND JUDGEMENT RIGHT? HOW VERY CRAZY?!
They have been ordered to go and remove the pumping machine fixed so residents of the Obafemi Awolowo Hall should not be surprised to go back to their old conditions BUT who will FIGHT FOR THESE STUDENTS if we ALLOW them VICTIMIZE MOTE RIGHT NOW?
THE FIGHT IS ON, WHAT YOUR PART SHOULD BE!
Today is the D-DAY, there is an ongoing massive mobilization across all institutions in OYO STATE to storm the University of Ibadan with the combined forces of ALUTA, and so the UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT can know that we are not babies. At our AGE, many of the great leaders of today were already ruling the country, and some wicked people here in the University trying are trying to suppress and oppress us at this age.
Are they actually training us to be leaders or PUPPETS AND WEAKLINGS OF TOMORROW?
In the words of a fellow comrade, if protest was an offence, most of them who are members of ASUU are supposed to have been SACKED by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT by now.
Of course we know their history, the same set of people who protested over FREE CHICKEN and TURKEY in the time past are now the ones RUSTICATING students for PEACEFULLY DEMANDING improved welfare conditions.
A CLARION CALL TO YOU!
This is not a small fight, we have contacted both local and international media houses to showcase to the world the rot in the Nigerian Educational System, University of Ibadan as a case study.
We hereby call on students’ BLOGGERS, SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS, STUDENT WRITERS AND (campus) JOURNALISTS to take the campaign to a global view. Let them know what is happening in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan.
By the end of today, the #FREEMOTE should be TRENDING ON TWITTER, let the students in HARVARD University know that the supposedly first and best university in Nigeria won’t give you light, won’t give you water and when you stand up to request for it, they will give you an AWARD called SDC LETTER and rusticate you!
Yesterday it was Kunle Adepeju and Colleagues, TODAY, it is MOTE, Tomorrow It MAY BE YOU, it is hightime we stopped this insanity because the hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
This protest will continuously LOCK DOWN the University of Ibadan until the following demands are met:
1. UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT of Tunji Ekpeti Michael with IMMEDIATE EFFECT
2. THE Students Disciplinary Committee should tender an UNQUALIFIED APOLOGY to Mr. Tunji Ekpeti Michael for the psychological trauma caused to him.
An injustice to one is an injustice to all.
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Atayis(m): 8:39am On Apr 27, 2016|
i wish u came to poly ibadan so that we can mobilise together.the management are legal robber #fight for ur right#.i have finished an article about poly ibadan and it will be pasted soon on online.let d house of d LEGAL ROBBERS be isolated.if u cannot protest den u ve concured with d devil
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Dalyjay(m): 3:28pm On Apr 27, 2016|
Dat s how we row in Nigeria.... but very soon there will be change
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by DrayZee: 8:57pm On Apr 27, 2016|
The sanity of that VC is questionable.
You refuse to provide good water for students. They decide to collate money and buy a good pumping machine for themselves. Now you want to go and remove it. For what?
Then, you go ahead to fine students unnecessarily.
Upon all that, you allow rustication of a student who was protesting peacefully.
This is not corruption. THIS IS MADNESS!
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by 2SWT(f): 2:16am On Apr 28, 2016|
Nigerian universities are becoming something else
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by sammyscholar(m): 11:10am On Apr 28, 2016|
Atayis:hello, I would like to go through your article. I'm Hnd student of TPI too.
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Nobody: 11:17am On Apr 28, 2016|
I can relate to everything posted up there, as I myself passed out from Independence hall -UI. we once had an hall warden who thought he could lock us up like babies and fence everywhere round. We resisted oppression!
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by KingPharaoh(m): 1:40pm On Apr 28, 2016|
Nothing seems to have worked snoothly in Nigeria since the day Lord Lugard pronounced us a country.
Lalasticlala, Mynd44, isn't this the kind of topic worthy of frontpage?
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by oluwamile(m): 3:27pm On Apr 28, 2016|
only God knows what sch administration uses our money for,all salaries of teaching,non teaching and even labourers and cleaners are been payed by federal government, in unilag,diploma students pay 500k,nd dey are over 8000,nd dey don't stay in sch hostels,most of them rent houses,per time students pay at 150k nd dey are almost 7000,sandwich programme,postgraduates too,plz note dat all repairs an
d sch servicing are mostly done by d allocation federal government allocates to d sch......the question now is,wat are they using all those money's for??efcc need to visit dis sch
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Atayis(m): 12:24pm On Apr 29, 2016|
i know u before my genius brother,u re d one who represents the poly ibadan at d ongoing NISD,I know u re defeated by scandal and i ll be hapi if i can see u.choose a date,time and venue
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Atayis(m): 12:29pm On Apr 29, 2016|
sammyscholar:give Me date,time and venue sir.
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by sammyscholar(m): 2:13pm On Apr 29, 2016|
Atayis:can we meet tomorrow, at purchasing and supply department, by 2pm?
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Sarpyro1: 6:22pm On Apr 29, 2016|
sammyscholar:HND student too TPI.
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Atayis(m): 9:31am On Apr 30, 2016|
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Atayis(m): 3:08pm On Apr 30, 2016|
sammyscholar:to no avail is my effort to see u,i was told at Cec Block F that it is PT students dat are using it,i proceeded to ur department beside marketing but none hnd 2 was there.may b i should come on tuesday and kindly send ur number
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by sammyscholar(m): 9:21pm On Apr 30, 2016|
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Atayis(m): 9:43pm On Apr 30, 2016|
i ve seen it,tank u i ll give u a call before tuesday
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Tourshaw: 8:47am On May 01, 2016|
Protest is imperative sometimes. It's a peaceful means of communicating your grievances to attain needed justice and attention. I support Aluta
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by sammyscholar(m): 3:36pm On May 01, 2016|
Tourshaw:'Peaceful' you say; but schools management do not see it that way. They see all protests as threat.
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Tourshaw: 4:44pm On May 01, 2016|
Hmmmn... Exactly boss! You nailed it on the head Sir. Management sees sense only in what they execute and no otherwise which is pensively appalling
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Nobody: 6:58pm On May 04, 2016|
do u have concrete evidence that it happened?.
let d students who experienced d bought d machine come out and name dose who want to remove it
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by Ikennablue(m): 11:22pm On May 04, 2016|
I admire the resolution and courage of these students.....unn students don't have the stomach for this
|Re: UI Protest: The Story Of Tunji-ekpeti Michael A.k.a MOTE And How It Concerns You by kevoh(m): 6:27pm On Aug 12, 2017|
Sorry for ressurecting the thread, was the issue finally resolved? Was Mote finally reinstated?
|Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health |
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket
Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 140