The Coalition for the Advancement of Ekiti State (COAED) and the Federal University, Oye Ekiti Chapter of the Ekiti Student Union have called on politicians in the state not to drag the institution into what is likely going to be a frenetic political year in the state involving the governorship election.

The groups jointly made the call in Ado Ekiti at the weekend in response to what they called ‘politicisation of academic activities at FUOYE.’

‘’FUOYE is one of the few federal institutions in Ekiti State and it behoves on all of us to join hands with its managers to realise their vision of turning this school into a world class institution,’’ Gbolade Oguntomole, Executive Secretary of COAED said.

‘’It is disheartening that politicians from Ekiti, rather than look for ways to assist FUOYE to grow fast, have been more interested in using elements in the school to score falsely procured cheap points.’’

The groups also said they were moved to intervene following a recent media report that the management of FUOYE has been operating with an anti-Ekiti agenda – and that the school’s authorities have been replacing Ekiti workers with others from Ogun State, said to be the home state of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun.

One group called the Ekiti Student Union and some Youth Coalition (ESYC) had issued a statement kicking against a reported removal of the Registrar, Mr. Daniel Adeyemo. But the COAED said this was false.

‘’Our investigation revealed that Mr. Daniel Adeyemo, has not been removed from office as claimed in the said report,’’ Oguntomole said.