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ASUU Strike: Protesting students threaten to disrupt Osun guber poll

Students protesting the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities in Ile-Ife, Osun State are threatening to stop the upcoming governorship election in the state.

The aggrieved students, on Tuesday, issued the threat to stop the July 16 governorship poll if schools are not reopened.

The students, who converged under aegis of the Great Ife Concerned Students in collaboration with the Fund Education Coalition, blocked Ede-Ife road, Ilesa-Akure and Gbongan-Ibadan Expressways for several hours.

They implored the Federal Government to honour the agreement reached with ASUU for peace to return on campus.

Speaking with The PUNCH, Salvation Aworanti, the vice president, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Students’ Union, who was part of the protest said “our agitations still remain the same. Government should respect the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009.

“They should reopen our schools because we will not allow the election to hold in Osun, as far as OAU students are concerned, if they don’t open our school.”

On February 15, ASUU began a four-week rollover strike following the Federal Government’s failure to meet its demands.

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