Student Leaders’ Alliance of Nigeria (SLAN) has passed a vote of confidence on the outgoing Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof Bamitale Omole.

Babaeko, a Master’s student at the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds in United Kingdom, said: “The call for the arrest and probe of Prof Omole shows desperation for vendetta among the faceless people, who do not like developments brought about by the outgoing VC.

The group, which comprised former students’ union leaders of higher institutions, condemned recent diatribe against the VC, saying people behind the attack knew nothing about administering the university.

Omole deserved the commendation for improving the academic standard of the school, adding that the global rating of OAU increased under the leadership of the outgoing VC. In a statement by SLAN’s international coordinator, Oluwaloseyi Babaeko, the group said

Their argument is not only shallow; it is laughable, baseless and lacks merit.”

“The propaganda against Prof Omole shows that the faceless people have no knowledge of history. Rather, Prof. Bamitale Omole deserves our respect and prayers. The misguided elements want to disparage and destroy the hard-earned reputation of Prof Omole through their parochial agenda. We condemn such act in its entirety.”

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