“Olayinka is a misfit” — Alumnus bashes UI VC over Students’ Union suspension

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  • As alumni express anger on social media

[Ibadan]–Alumnus and a former lecturer at the department of Classics, University of Ibadan, Dr. Doyin Odebowale, has heavily criticised the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka over the suspension of the  Students’ Union by the school’s Senate.

Odebowale, who is also the Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties and Strategy to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, made this criticism on Tuesday via an update on his Facebook timeline.

In his words, “I have been inundated with news concerning the wicked and unthinking decision of Idowu Olayinka, UI VC. Many people need my opinion on the current stupidity.

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“I will keep my opinion to myself for now. This is not borne of cowardice, as some brash and stupid persons opine. The vulture has its ingrained nature. Patience!

“I support all legitimate agitations by any group. I support the demand of the students for accountability. Only a thief will have issues with that simple request. When you collect money from the students for ID cards since two years, give them the cards or their money. All those who have graduated without it must be given their refund.

“The so called unions on campus should make their opinions public on this issue. You don’t collect money from students by false pretenses and still accuse the victims of your fraud as undisciplined.

“Olayinka is a misfit,” he added.

Recall that Odebowale was sacked by Olayinka-led management earlier this year after he (Odebowale) refused to apologize to academic colleagues he accused of aiding and abetting plagiarism at the university.

Odebowale has subsequently sued the University’s Governing Council over the matter.

It should be noted that other alumni have started showing solidarity with their younger colleagues by condemning the decision of the University’s Senate led by Professor Idowu Olayinka.

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