ASUU bars members from participating in 2019 election, gives conditions

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has barred its members from participating in the 2019 general elections processes.

This was disclosed in a strike Bulletin 8 issued and signed by the union’s President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, a copy of which was obtained by the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU.

DAILY POST recalls that ASUU had last week agreed to participate in the election after a meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.

However, Ogunyemi making a U-turn asked members to await further developments on the strike which are ‘rapidly unfolding.’

According to Ogunyemi, the proposal from government towards resolving the demands of ASUU as contained in the 2017 MoA is still fluid and far from expectations.

The bulletin read: “Though some progress has been made with respect to discussion with Government agents (The Minister of Labour and Employment as well as Minister of Education), at the moment, the proposal from Government towards resolving the demand of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations.

“Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding.

“In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position, ASUU as a union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections, although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections.

“However, members are prohibited from participating in the election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the union”

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