There was tension at the University of Ilorin, on Wednesday as a result of an alleged attempt by some people to invade the institution and conduct an election into the executive council of the local branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Daily Times gathered that the remnants of the Unilorin 49 were the brains behind the plot to elect factional leaders for the local ASUU.
The seven remnants were said not to be favourably
disposed to the recent election conducted by the institution’s ASUU which produced the Dr Usman Adebimpe AbdulRaheem- led executives.
To forestall any breakdown of law and order and disruption of academicactivities, security was beefed up in and around the university’s campus.
Motorists, as well as pedestrians were made to undergo vigorous search before they could passed through the university’s gate.
Reacting to the development, the Vice-Chancellor of the University,
Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali, confirmed that there were rumours of alleged plan by some external ASUU members to invade and conduct election for the local chapter.
He said the institution’s management was not informed by anybody or group about to elect new leadership for ASUU in the university.