ASUU Takes Position On 2019 Elections
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has yesterday vowed not to be involved in the 2019 general elections as a union.
This is just as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced that ad hoc staff to be used for the 2019 elections would first be screened to tell if they have any criminal records with the police and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
ASUU, in its bulletin said: “In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position, ASUU as a Union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections, although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections.”
ASUU also clarified the current disagreement between itself and the Federal Government over the minimum wage stating that the offer from the Federal Government towards resolving the demands of ASUU as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, MoA, is still fluid and far from expectations.
President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, in a strike Bulletin 8, ASUU asked its members to wait for further details on the development of the strike soon.
The bulletin reads: “Though some progress has been made with respect to discussion with Government agents (The Minister of Labour and Employment as well as Minister of Education), at the moment, the proposal from Government towards resolving the demand of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations.
“Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding. In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position, ASUU as a Union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections, although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections. However, members are prohibited from participating in the election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the Union.”