Ambrose Ali University Students Stage Protest Against VC-Elect

AAU students-The protest and the way forward.
No sooner had the sun risen than some of the students of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, gathered at the school gate to embark on a “peaceful rally” as tagged by most of the protesting students. We later learned that the rally was more of an uproar against the VC-elect.
Our correspondent on getting to the scene met some armed policemen and about four “hilux” vans which we assume was meant to assist in maintaining peace while the rally lasted.
Students were seen carrying placards while others were seen going for their classes.
Speaking with our correspondence, a 300 level English student who pleaded anonymous had this to say when asked what was going on: “……we don’t want to call it a protest yet till further actions and conditions are not met;for now it’s just a peaceful rally.” Further efforts by our correspondence to garner more information as regards the protest, proved abortive.
Luckily, our correspondence was able to get further insight on the issue as one Miss Anita Erabor in her words said that: “….It is only expected that the principal officers of Ambrose Alli University, be indigenes of the local government since the school is situated in this locality. We went further to say that the students are not ready to condone any form of “nepotistic injustice” as this would be tantamount to compromising the rights of the indigenous staffs of the school.”
Meanwhile, we tried reaching the SUG to know their stand as per the rally. They were not aware of it and even doubted it until some photos were sent. The union president, Khalifa Oshiomhole urged all students to remain calm and wait till the state government approve the Vice chancellor elect. He also admonished students to continue to maintain the peace that the school has been enjoying and will continue to enjoy as the school authority has the best interest of students at heart.
It was later garnered that the peaceful rally was organised by Esan Youth movement on behalf of esan staffs and students of the school.
All efforts to speak with the rally spokesman proved abortive.