The newly elected President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) Comrade Ogunrombi Gbemileke (O’Leke) has urged the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR to reopen the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE) which he said had been under lock and key over some months.
Gbemileke said this while addressing journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists hall, Abeokuta Ogun State.
Gbemileke was announced as the winner of the National President election which was held over the weekend.
The election was coordinated by the Electoral Chairman of the association, Comrade Olaonipekun Olusegun.
While addressing the press, he said the success of the election must be attributed to the electoral committee of the association for organising and conducting a hitch free election under a smooth atmosphere devoid of electoral fraud.
According to him “The men of the Nigeria Police Force most especially the ACP (operations ) must also be commended for their patience and high level of professionalism displayed throughout the period of the election.
Gbemileke also used the medium to appeal to the state Governor to resume the tradition of payment of bursaries for indigenous students while paying strict attention to the educational sector by allocating funds to the sector in accordance to the United Nations standard.
He also charged the state government to set up a vocational training, scholarship and bursary board in the state which will directly equip Ogun State while having the effects of governance on each and every student in the state.
Reacting to the question from the journalist on the just concluded election which the outgoing President sent out a release, claiming that he remained the President of the association, Gbemileke said the election that was personally supervised by the Assitant Commissioner of Police (ACP) which other security officers were fully on ground, saying that such claim is unwelcome.
He further explained that the said out gone President also brought there own security to the election ground that it because they failed that is why he came out with such claim of being remain as President.
On the same vein, one of the Presidential candidate, Comrade Saka Azeez Abidemi (Kingzee) came second of the election while responding to journalists questions his reaction over the election process, he said “I will not say what I did not know, I was on ground for this last election but I was not allow to enter the hall for observe it, so I can not say whether he (Electoral Chairman) announced under duress or not.”
His words “The result that was announced by the Electoral Chairman which they told me is 32, 31, 30 because we are three aspirants and according to what I heard, Oleke got 32 votes and myself got 31 votes.
Answering questions if he is satisfied with the election results, he said “My own interest is to make NAOSS grow, definitely I will support O’Leke but it does not mean that I will hold position but I will support him”, he concluded.