17th September, 2010
Barely three days after the former Military dictator, General Ibrahim Badamasi BabangidaÂ declared to contest in the 2011 Presidential election, students of Lagos State UniversityÂ (LASU)â€™s External System (Anthony Campus) have joined millions of Nigerians to reject him.
The School Studentsâ€™ Representative Council (SRC) made this known yesterday during theirÂ visit to the ICNL corporate headquarters, the publisher of P.M.NEWS and The News in Ogba,Â Lagos State, Nigeria.
Although the motive of their visit was to register their dissatisfaction over LASU ExternalÂ Systemâ€™s state of affairs, they usedÂ the opportunity to denounce IBB as a PresidentialÂ hopeful in the 2011 election, saying that â€œIBB lacks quality to rule Nigeria again.â€
Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the President of SRC, Anthony Campus, Comrade Shedrack Oludare, saidÂ IBB has failed Nigerians, especially the Youths during his term as a military Head of State,Â adding that he has no solution to Nigeriaâ€™s problems.â€
â€œWe are saying a capital NO to Babangida coming to rule again because he has not doneÂ anything good to deserve the second term ticket. Insha Allah, in the name of Jesus Christ,Â IBB will not win the election,â€ Oludare stated.
The General Secretary of the Studentsâ€™ Representative Council, Comrade Taiwo Balogun, notedÂ that IBB has committed lots of evil in Nigeria, adding that, â€œhe is the cause of theÂ plethora of problems that have bedeviled our countryâ€™s education and economy.â€
The LASU students urged Nigerians not to cast their votes for IBB and other aspirants whoÂ have no future for Nigeria.
â€œWe need new vibrant people, who have a road map and solution to Nigeriaâ€™s problems. We needÂ a visionary leader that has a charisma of leadership,â€Â heÂ stated.
The Studentsâ€™ Representative Council therefore called on fellow youths, particularlyÂ Nigerian students not to allow discredited politicians to buy their future with money,Â saying, â€œit is better to suffer today, so that the entire generation coming after us canÂ enjoy the fruits of our labour.â€
Meanwhile, the students have denied a newspaper report that all outstanding results fromÂ 2001 to 2008 have been cleared by LASU external system management, saying that, the numberÂ of people cleared is insignificant compared to thousands of students affected.
Comrade Shedrack is calling for the immediate release ofÂ outstanding results through everyÂ means easily accessible for students, stressing the need for the school management toÂ recognize the Studentsâ€™ Representative Council (SRC).
â€œWe have gone through lawful means to fight for our right. We have written so many lettersÂ to the management and Lagos State government, but no positive response. If they haveÂ answered us, we would not be here today. All what we need is release of all outstandingÂ results, provision of good learning environment and recognition of Studentsâ€™ RepresentativeÂ Council (SRC),â€ he concluded.