Recall that the students’ union government of federal polytechnic, Oko yesterday embarked on a peaceful protest as a result of the ongoing internal strike which the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Oko chapter has been into since the resumption of the 2017/2018 academic session.
In this special edition of #Letourvoicebeheard report, our correspondent took to the institution’s popular arena called Mmaduakor to get the views of the students about the #Callofthestrikenowornever peaceful protest led by the SUG yesterday.
DISCLAIMER: This report was not sponsored by the striking ASUP body, Management nor agitating students union government.
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“Today is my 25th December”- Anonymous
I feel satisfied and proud of the SUG for the bold step they took today to make sure that this strike comes to an end today. They have proved not to be a toothless bulldogs. Yes! Am proud of them and it will interest you to know that today is Christmas day and am overwhelmed”, a source who pleaded for anonymity shares his joy.
“I am proud to be SUG member”-Aluta CBN
According to one of the respondents who simply identified himself as Aluta CBN, he pledged his solidarity to the students union government and hailed the union which according to him he is proud to be a body of. In his words “the SUG which am a part and parcel of made me proud today. They exhibited their spirit of activism and ‘alutaship and guess what? Our voice has been heard. This is my joy over the protest”.
“The timing for the protest was wrong”- Chidi Damian
Mr. Chidi Damian has a different view of the protest. According to him, the students union government’s timing for the peaceful protest was wrong. He faulted the union for not embarking on the protest during the burial ceremony of Dr. Alex Ekwueme held few weeks ago. In his assumption, ‘the burial of Dr.Alex Ekwueme would have been the best timing for the protest in order to draw the federal government’s attention to the students plight” he shares his disappointment.
More reactions from the students dropping soon. Stay connected!