LAUTECH Student writes open letter to Governor Ajimobi
A student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has written an open letter to the government of the state where the institution is located. The school which has been on strike for more than 7 months has attracted heavy critics from all corners and it’s indeed deflating the prestige of Oyo and Osun states which co-own the school.
The writer whose name is known as Oladipupo expressed his mind in the letter which he addressed to the governor of Oyo state, Ajibola Ajimobi, read the details of the open letter below:
Please I love to begin like this, Nigeria got her independence in 1960, today, it was 56 years ago, you as the governor of Oyo state was just of an age below 10.
For me, my mother hadn’t been born, but to history and records that tell the happenings we give thanks. The word “right” is defined as just right, another definition may come as an understatement but let’s understand it as an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law, or tradition, or nature.
To disturb me adjectivally, it means in conformance with justice or law or morality. With due respect sir, I have reminded you about the time of independence because it was since then that every Nigerian has been greatly empowered to live with “rights”.
So it’s, that is owned by the male and female, the handicap, the governors, the tall, the short and even the Nigerian students.
As Nigerians we all have it no matter what the state of power possesses by any of us. You, the big political leader have always been trying to prove your rights on exhibiting acts which seem to the people of Oyo state crazy, cruel and barbaric.
And you always provide them answers because you know they all have the right to question you. Like I have talked about the freedom of speech under political condition, I’ll let go the natural condition of right not to look rude at all. So I have the right to write on to reply to this statement “Lautech Students are thugs” and to aggrandize that you are our great role model.
To keep being straight, our Model sir, at the end of reading this message you might decide to order my arrest, but for a man like me who’s sick of living in this so-corrupted country I will be smiling before you in the court of law.
Matter of fact, I need to ask you why you’d get me arrested again after you’d already attempted to kill me on the 9th of December, 2016? Within these words, as our adopted father sir, tell me sincerely if you will order the NPF to fuel the ammo tank and shoot mercilessly at your kids if they are also Ladokites protesting peacefully for resumption after the 6 months and still lingering strike—and not the ones you’ve already travelled out of the country to study out there in fine and total peace?
As the result of the everyday railing of the students, I heard you loud and clear give the oral statement that Ladokites are thug -in-the-Yoruba-dialect during the townhall meeting, now which has caused me a thing which is excusable as moral-cephalalgia which made me take from the tablet of patience to cure myself.
Yes, quite respectful to the Elder I am. Now with the bullets of the day, you’ve hurt a spot, you got to cut one of the tissues that secure my mannerism, I beg, you’ve to do calm with an injured man.
Now I have to take us far back to the 60s, the typical act got done by you in the primary school you attended maybe it was just to prove your right. Right.
I still beg you not to think like I had already delved into your background.
Peradventure when we meet, you will know that I am somehow related to you thus correct me if I am wrong now thou the source of these facts is still nowhere to be found.
But to present the proof for my accusation–google will provide to any researcher your profile but will they find this on the net? you are from a great family mother-and-father’s sides. The great father, Okoro, was your big uncle, he was the brother of your father, he was a renowned politician and can be said the first person to be a politician in your family, with the set of Awolowo and Akinloye.
Your father was a very great man, and after Okoro’s death your father became an honorable, our grandfather Gani Ajimobi married two wives on the same day, I say he was a friend of society, he was a big fashion designer, and always smiling, Sir, talking only about the face characters, you are his dead ringer.
Your grandma, “Iya Amosa” was a very rich woman in Ibadan. Your mother was beautiful and really cared about her dressing. She was a very easy-going and kindhearted woman. To cut the story short, it’s pertinent to say that you were raised with a silver spoon along with your other 9 siblings.
So this is it why you have always been our role model, like everyone education was given to you, at the time when education was sheer free, you began your education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan and completed your primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin to be precise.
On a big day you were going to show this your right as a primary school kid, you made it a mind-blowing, the whole school and the state were like-never-before marveled. After I was told this story I was also shocked and finally realized that it is already late before I chose you to be my role model.
The system of education back then was used to developing a huge fear of the teachers in the minds of the pupils, no matter how silly a kid be, he must be scared of, and he says no word to his teachers.
You were flogged by your teacher alongside others in your class due to some violation, and later to register your grievance and show your right (of speech), you abused the teacher with his simple can-be-called disability, the teacher who got you beaten that day was indeed an eye-bulged-out, so you mocked him by that, also to tell how superior he was to you he decided to chase you out of the school.
On your arrival at home, your mom was worried she knew you are a type who always wants to display his right, so she invited her friend to accompany her to go to plead to the teacher for she knew you’d have done something big again.
Sincerely, I was being born not to mention I was there but your mom must have inquired like this, “Oga sorry, but what has the boy done?” The teacher explained on, and he would love you to tell your mom what particularly you’d said so he ordered you to repeat what you uttered. To everyone’s surprise, you repeated without subtraction or addition to your words “The teacher’s eye is a bulged-out” and to be sure, you still asked your mom if the eyes aren’t bulged out.
I stop here this is the story that tells about the title of this write up. Do you reminisce sir? No one must blame you naturally you were only proving your right.
Have you now noticed that you’ve always been our good role model? Really, I wish I could account for the rights you’d shown in secondary school, Lagelu incisively.
By that time, such a person like you would be beating up teachers while they beat you as part of your rights. Likewise I wish to tell about the rights you’d displayed in —where the power of rights are strictly vested upon kids and everyone— the United States of America where you studied Business Administration and Finance at the State University New York, in Buffalo, New York. Oh I swear I wish to.
You’ve always been a great man, a disciplinarian, who hates insolence, I also know about the punishment you set on the secondary schools in Ibadan of students whom you said displaying-“thuggery”.
But you must know sir, I am sorry to explain on, deeds are good and bad, actions are of two, the good and the bad so as rights. You can rate this write up bad and as insolence on you, but the whole world regards it good.
The same verdict, your actions against Ladokites, you could think of it “right” but the whole world knows it is “wrong”, I have always known you to be no friend of blandishment but I have totally found myself in a respectful manner as say from my heart that you were supposed to be too strong to go wrong, too great to hate these kids urging for knowledge, too beautiful to fool these kids sitting down helplessly at home for the past six months.
But what have you done sir? Badness, you set about to kill us all while making a peaceful protest on the 9th of December, 2016., your men, the NPF, SARS opened fire sporadically on them, arrested some and injured many.
Here, this is the end of my letter, you can be the governor of the state, but I am the president of my mind and governor of my pen. I am a ‘righter’ that writes. I am sorry to say, I have the right to show my concern.
It’s fine if you want to act superior like the teacher that chased you out of the school, but remember that God is inferior to no one, likewise, remember that after enough plea the same teacher allowed you to further your education and the best legacy was given to you freely which has taken you to where you are today.
“It’s good to be good because tomorrow is another day”, make the leaders of tomorrow thank you like they appreciate MKO and the rest. I tell you sir, you are still our role model, I mean it when I say you are worthy to be imitated by becoming a different leader, you can be our hero, you can save this world.
Your destiny alone can save the destinies of the over 35,000 Ladokites. You can start it you can #ReOpenLautech
A fast change in anticipation, my father.