APC students vow to resist Nigerian planned increase in tuition fees

APC Chairman John Odigie Oyegun

The students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, arm of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have frowned at the state of education in the country, and vowed to fight any hike in tuition fees.

In a statement issued, Friday, the students said they plan to mobilise over 47 million students to ensure maximum youth’s participation beyond next year’s elections.

“Our attention has been drawn (to) plans by the federal government to increase tuition across all federal institutions, we will resist any attempt to make education unaffordable to the masses,” said the statement signed by Emmanuel Damilare, Interim Publicity Secretary, APC-Campus Connect at the university.

The students expressed dissatisfaction with the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, describing it as a strategy to disenfranchise the populace.

“It could be recalled that the PVCs distribution has been postponed in nine local government areas in Lagos from November 7-9 according to a press statement released by Adekunle Ogunmola, the resident electoral commissioner of INEC in Lagos State who claimed that they had to cancel the distribution in those areas because they are yet to take delivery of their PVCs,” said Mr. Damilare.

“In Rivers State, the distribution of PVCs was also postponed in seven local government areas, though no specific reasons was given but we foresaw the same technical manoeuvre by the commission.

The students called on Attahiru Jega, the INEC Chairman, to resign if he is incapable discharging his duties at the commission.

“We can’t imagine if this are roadmaps to 2015, but we are prepared to resist any forces that propagates peaceful, free and fair election, as we will just not vote but protect our votes,” said Mr. Damilare.

The students blamed the insecurity in the country’s North-East on the indifference of President Goodluck Jonathan.

They also condemned the withdrawal of the police officers attached to Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“As students of history, we clearly know that all arms of government (has) their functions and it wouldn’t be fair on democracy if we can’t distinguish between the military era and the former, the misuse of power on the instruction of the Presidency… Of what business does the police have to interpret the law?

“At the alarming state of the nation marred by insecurity, the main reason of withdrawing the security operative attached to the number four citizen of the federal republic of Nigeria is to expose him to risk which outcome can be dangerous, we will definitely hold the IG (Inspector General) for any risk on the Speaker at the House of Representatives.”


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  • Ahmad

    Okupe, open ya big mouth and reply dem nah.

    • Dumbo

      The useless Gorilla Okupe, replies nothing but trash.

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  • Otile

    Shango a gbe yin oo. APC chieftains have escalated their evil campaign to another level. They have carried their boko haram doctrine to the classroom. Since their religious head of state Imam Shekau warned that Western Education is Forbidden APC the political wing of Boko has been looking for a political way to close schools. Now they have chosen to launch this at the highest level of education in the nation, they have incited OAU students to paralyze the prestigious University with civil disobedience, possible arson, and vandalism. Should other students nationwide fail to join them APC will prescribe hunger strike, hoping that one or two young students will die of starvation which will finally lead to revolution.

    But the devil is a lair, Lai Mohammed will not succeed in this kind of evil machination. We are going to pray hard that this matter will be resolved peacefully to the shame the devil. We can’t allow our young students to buy into the doctrine of Western Education is Forbidden. Never.

  • olawale

    no room for them come 2015.the #OMOLE led administration on OAU campus is just there to make financial profit out of education…..

  • Musanga

    I am still wondering where were APC when Fashola increases LASU fees.

    • Okey

      No, no, no, this is called “Permissible 419”. That is one of the ways of gaining access to Ebola T’s loot of Lagos State treasury through Alfa Beta ‘Consultancy’ Ltd. N45 Billion per anum in the hands of one man is no mean matter. Smart alecs among OAU students are thinking fast !

  • Ailenbata George

    APC engaged our youths in the North East devilishly ,our students in the South West are about embarking on a journey of no return.

  • Capt

    its silly for any student body to be referred to as APC…it makes sense to say students of OAU vow to resist hike in school fees. If you call them APC wing it looks like increase in school is now down to APC-PDP war and its really a big shame. It is in the students interest to fight as the student body without party affiliation otherwise they will suffer it. Already they will be division in the fight for reduction in school fees since some students will have sympathy for PDP just like the “APC” students have sympathy for APC. Be wise boys…refuse to be used!

    • Otile

      But Islamic APC students are doing it to unseat Jonathan.