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Ensuring Transparency and Integrity: A Call for Fairness in the Osun State University Alumni Elections Amidst Olokuta’s Candidacy

Ensuring Transparency and Integrity: A Call for Fairness in the Osun State University Alumni Elections Amidst Olokuta’s Candidacy

As the Osun State University Alumni gear up for their upcoming elections, a familiar name resurfaces in the midst of anticipation and excitement: Basit Olokuta. This election, however, is not just about choosing new leaders; it’s about upholding the values of transparency and integrity that define the essence of our alma mater.

Olokuta’s candidacy sparks a contentious debate among alumni, reminiscent of past controversies that have surrounded his involvement in the associations affairs. As a former General Secretary who was alleged to have used association funds in his account, originally intended for an association program and like others in his NEC may have only returned it when a petition was written to the Board of Trustees. Olokuta has challenged the Board of Trustees in court, his decision to run again raises valid concerns about his commitment to the principles of accountability and ethical leadership as his lawsuit has not exonerated him from the allegations in the petition till date.

But the issues at hand extend beyond Olokuta’s candidacy. The very process of the alumni elections is called into question, with allegations of disenfranchisement casting a shadow over the integrity of the electoral committee based on . Alumni who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our alma mater find themselves sidelined, their voices muted in the democratic process they once helped shape.

In this moment of uncertainty, it is imperative that we, as alumni, reaffirm our commitment to the values that define us – integrity, transparency, and inclusivity. The decisions we make in these elections will not only shape the future of our alumni association but also reflect the character of our beloved university.

It is incumbent upon the electoral committee to address these concerns with the utmost urgency and diligence. The integrity of our alumni elections hangs in the balance, and any perception of bias or unfairness threatens to undermine the trust and confidence of the alumni community.

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As we navigate these challenging times, let us remember the principles that have guided us throughout our journey as students and alumni of Osun State University. Let us demand accountability from our leaders, and let us ensure that every member of our alumni family is given a fair and equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process.

In the spirit of unity and solidarity, let us rise above the divisions that threaten to divide us and work together to build a brighter future for our alma mater. Our voices matter, our votes count, and together, we can ensure that the values we hold dear continue to shine bright at Osun State University.

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