No splinter group in ASUU, says ASUU AAU

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By Eunice Odigie, Benin

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma chapter, on Tuesday said that there is no ASUU splinter group known as Congress of University Academics (CONUA) wherein AAU, Ekpoma was listed as one of the Universities.

Arising from a special Congress meeting held  at the institution,  to review the report in some section of the Media suggesting that there is in existence in ASUU splinter group known as Congress of University Academics (CONUA), Chairman,ASUU, AAU, Ekpoma, Monday Lewis Igbafen and Secretary,ASUU AAU, Ekpoma,

Anthony Aigogun Aizebioje Coker observed that the said press reports are misleading and do not reflect the position on ground at AAU.

According to Igbafen, “After an exhaustive discussion of the report, the Congress of ASUU AAU, Ekpoma, observed that the said press reports are misleading and do not reflect the position on ground at AAU.

He added that the two persons who are lecturers in AAU Ekpoma identified as promoters of the so-called CONUA, namely Dr. H.O.T Iyawe and Dr. Ernest Nwoke are members of ASUU, AAU Ekpoma are on suspension from the union for transgressions against the union’s rules and ethics.”

Igbafen and Aizebioje said that congress states categorically that aside from these two persons, there is no other academic staff in AAU, Ekpoma who is known to belong to CONUA adding that the academic staff of AAU, Ekpoma are solid members of ASUU.

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