Mrs Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu recently described Adekunle Ajasin University students as the most irresponsible students she has ever seen.
The students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba have issued a seven day ultimatum to the wife of Ondo state governor, Mrs Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu to apologise for her 'uncharitable remark' about them.
The Governor's wife had on Saturday, June 30, 2018, described the students of the institution as the most irresponsible students she has ever seen.
Akeredolu who was the guest speaker at the event held at the T.I. Francis Auditorium of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) said Adekunle Ajasin University students during their protest against fee hike insulted her on social media on social media for justifying her husband’s action.
“The old age commands respect and just like the example I gave you, the confrontation I had with the AAUA Students, and some of them even wished me dead. Some of them said 'oh, we learnt she is a breast cancer survivor, she should have died.' Can you imagine that?” she said.
However, the students have described the governor's wife's statement as “disappointing”.
In a press statement signed by Temitope Eyinla President of the Students Union Government (SUG) and Oyashina Ibrahim, Secretary, the students asked Anyawu-Akeredolu to stop using derogatory words on them.
The students' statement in part:
“To set the records straight, it is a known fact that AAUA students are known for record of good conduct in behaviour, character and learning, as well as massive academic excellence,” they said in the statement.
“So, for a public figure as ranked as the wife of the Governor to have painted us in such a very bad Light is not only delusional but is also a figment of her imagination.
“We, therefore, urge her to desist from this business of label, defamation, calumny and deliberate assassination of our character as 21st-century students.
“On this note, we wish to further reiterate and state it emphatically, that we the entire students of AAUA including the seen and unseen forces of aluta radical militants, hereby demand an apology from the wife of the Ondo state Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu within an ultimatum of seven days or we will be forced take necessary legal actions.”
The students also said they will seek redress in court if the Governor's wife refuses to issue an apology.