Thursday, May 14, 2015

TURMOIL IN UNIUYO OVER FAILED NASU ELECTION

School Management Fingered
There is palpable war among members of the Non
Academic Staff Union (NASU), Uniuyo branch, as
the election which was scheduled to hold yesterday,
had been postponed due to a court injunction
restraining the exercise.
Our reporter who was at the opening of the
exercise, learnt that the union had suffered similar
fate in recent times, hence the need to finally
conduct the elections into a new leadership.
As was gathered, several irregularities and
misconducts had trailed previous leadership of the
union, thereby making members to agitate for fresh
elections, aimed primarily at reversing the
perceived negative trend.
“It may interest you to know that we took over
government when our predecessors involved
themselves in an illegal bank business, almost
collapsing the union, but to God be the glory, we
emerged to serve the National Headquarters, state
council and the entire NASU members from
embarrassment…”, the caretaker branch chairman,
Comrade Imo Udo, disclosed in his address.
Some of the visibly aggrieved members who could
not contend with the postponement of the election,
bared their minds on the development.
According to Comrade Edem Daniel, “I’m not in
anyway happy about the situation. This union has
done a lot of things that do not meet the interest of
members. For sometimes now, our welfare has
been overlooked and our funds are handled in a
way we don’t understand.
“Infact, the reason they are giving for shifting the
election is so flimsy. They are just trying to use
court injunction to deceive us. What are they taking
us for?”
For Comrade Ime Etim, “we are angry because
these people are trying to use us. This is not the
first time NASU election is postponed in Uniuyo.
Now, it has happened again. We were adequately
informed that the election will certainly hold today
and somebody is coming to tell us that it can’t hold
because of court injunction. It’s like there’s a foul
play somewhere”.
The branch chairman however, maintained that the
union has no option than to abide by the recent
directive “There is nothing we can do for now. The
decision that has been taken is above us and even
the state council. Moreover, this union is
answerable to the national headquarter. I’m only
appealing to our members to remain calm until the
court gives us a go ahead to conduct the elections.
For now, we should show some understanding at
least, for the sake of peace and interest of the
union”, he said.
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