By Adejumo Kabir
The National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS) Representative Council, NSRC OAU have impeached and suspended the executive members of the association during their recent parliamentary sitting.
In a resolution obtained by IFE CITY NEWS signed by the Speaker of NSRC; Hon. Adelowo Adegboyega, Deputy Speaker; Hon. Falope Gbenga and the Clerk of the House; Hon. Sanni Faruq, stated that the union executives were impeached and suspended respectively for extra budgetary spending without recourse to the house.
According to the resolution, the embattled President , Fatoba Olusola Peter was impeached for misplacement of priorities, illegal spending and failure to honour meetings summoned by the committees of the association; including the Budget and Finance committee.
“The impeachment also has connection with his failure to be present to give stewardship report on two different occasions without prior notification of absence, presentation of award to one Miss Ayobami Adebayo without approval from the NSRC, failure to sign the approved fund for NCB (NASELS Communication Bureau) and Outright disregard for the resolutions and authority of the NSRC.”
On the same vein, Akindoyin Mary, the Vice President of the department was also impeached due to negligence of her official responsibilities as enshrined in Section 12 of the NASELS Constitution with cases of misplacement of priorities; and disregard of the resolutions and authority of the house.
The Public Relations Officer, Olaobaju Ayomitunde was wiped out because of his constitution abberations against Section 26 (i) and (iv); Section 54 (i) and (ii) of NASELS constitution.
Other impeached executives include; Financial Secretary; Sam Adewole and the Treasurer; Opaaje Alexander for mismanagement of funds, misplacement of priorities, failure to honour the meetings summoned by the committees of the association (The budget and Finance committee) and disregard of the resolutions and authority of the house with the Librarian, Umeh Chikwere impeached due to total negligence of duties amidst several allegations.
However, the General Secretary; Owolabi Damilare, Social director; Ashiru Adekunle and the sport director; Hassan Adeyinka were all suspended for a period of two weeks.
The Assistant General Secretary and Assistant Librarian were also fined with N1000 each to the office of the clerk before the fifth day of December which failure to do so could attract two weeks suspension.
The Parliamentarians concluded the sitting by conferring the power on the Speaker of the NASELS Students’ Representative Council (NSRC) to summon a congress with Audit Committee writing a letter to the Association’s bank (UBA) to halt every financial activities on the Association’s account till further notice and a letter to request for the statement of account.
The impeached president of the association has however refused to comment on the matter while other embattled executives refused to pick their calls.