The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso has suspended its student union over internal conflict.
The internal conflict started after the union’s executive endorsed a gubernatorial candidate prior to the governorship and state house elections on Saturday.
A statement by the registrar, Kayode Ogunleye, said the unresolved conflict between the union leaders made the leaders lose grip over the student’s union, hence, the union be proscribed
“The University Management, having noticed the recent unpalatable and ugly situation on campus, which has led to a situation whereby Student Union leaders were attacking one another thus lost control of the leadership of the Union, decided that the Student Union of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, be proscribed with immediate effect,” the statement read.
Ogunleye said a caretaker committee has been set up to ensure a continued relationship between students and the school’s management.
“To ensure continuity of interaction between students and management of the university, a caretaker committee has been put in place to interface between students and the university management.
“By this release, the leadership of the Student Union should hand over the property of the Student Union and the University in their custody to the Ag Dean of Student Affairs with immediate effect.
“LAUTECH is not a private enterprise that can endorse any political candidate or party contesting in the state or national politics but it is disheartening that the SUG president in person of Laurel endorsed the Gubernatorial Candidate of PDP when he is supposed to stay neutral being a political office holder, image and Number one student of the school”.