Controversy Trails Varsity SUG Election


Damilare Okunola

All is not well with Nigerian students studying at the Ecole Professionale Specialissee, EPS, following controversy that trailed the recent Students Union Government, SUG, election in the institution.

Feelers from the institution located in Tunde Motors area of the state, disclosed that the election which was held on Friday, 13 February, had been won and lost before some young men suspected to be cult members, disrupted it.

P.M.NEWS Campus Square authoritatively gathered that students, especially those who lost the election, were aggrieved and maintained that the election must be rescheduled and conducted to pacify them.

A former Public Relations Officer, PRO of the SUG, Afolayan Peter, who lost out in the election, told our correspondent: “I cannot say much about the election. All I know is that the election was not properly conducted and the school has not approved the inauguration of the new executive because of anomalies surrounding the conduct.”

This claim was immediately rebuffed by another student who insisted that losers would always find an excuse whenever things do not go in their favour.

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The student who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said some students disrupted the election when it was not going well for them.

“As a matter of fact, the election was successful until those cult guys came around. They sensed that the process may not favour them, so they caused a lot of trouble here.

“But I can assure you that the only people who are making noise are those who lost out in the election and they cannot do more than all that has been done already,” the Mass Communication student explained.

Dare Akubioko, the newly-elected Social Director of the SUG, confirmed that the election was free and fair, adding that not everybody is happy about the outcome of an election.

“I was elected the Social Director of the SUG and I am raring to go,” he said.