The opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of purported plans to impose one of his key political loyalists and brother-in-law as the Vice Chancellor of the State’ s University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa.
The Publicity Secretary of the state chapter of the APC, Omo’ba Adesanya, who raised the alarm in Akure, alleged that it was part of Mimiko’s strategies to win the forthcoming election for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The APC also said that the decision was to ensure that allocations to the institution were diverted for political activities.
Adesanya said the governor’s candidate, Professor Sunday Ogunduyile, who is also his brother-in-law is to be announced this week.
The party spokesman explained that a government that has diligently and faithfully served its people, with focus and judicious appropriation of resources, would not resort to such ridiculous and crude strategy in order to secure a fresh mandate of the people for his dead party, PDP, waiting for the funeral.
He said: “This is another indication that this government has failed the good people of Ondo State. The people who have been dribbled and deceived for eight years running,”
He lamented that the state University of Science and Technology, after seven years of academic operation could only boast of one Faculty, while the Medical Varsity established by Mimiko in his home Town has seven faculties less than two years of existence.
It would be recalled that Prof. Sunday Ogungbuyile, a member of the University Governing Council, and four others were earlier short listed by the Selection Board as ‘the best qualified five candidates’.
Adesanya said: “It is clear to all, that the governor is orchestrating the appointment of another member of his family as the Vice Chancellor of OSUSTECH, like he did for Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, as part of his game plan to divert the State funds and resources towards rigging the governorship election and also build a war-chest for the election.”