Outrage As Ondo First Lady Calls AAUA Students ‘Irresponsible’
Ondo State first lady, Betty Akeredolu has stirred a hornet's nest and the consequences are gradually becoming unbearable for her.
Mrs. Akeredolu's vituperation on students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has thrown her up for verbal attacks across the state.
While recounting her experience with the AAUA students at the maiden edition of the Ondo state social media day held at the Federal University of Technology Campus over the weekend, Mrs. Akeredolu described the students as the most irresponsible she has ever seen in life.
“The AAUA students are the most irresponsible students I have ever seen in my life and you can go anywhere to quote me.
“They took to social media mostly on the WhatsApp page to insult me because they were protesting over an increase in their school fees and I was talking about the breast cancer while also justifying the hike in the fee."
Sources at the event confirmed that the statement generated an altercation between the students and her security aides as students insisted that she must apologize for referring to them as irresponsible.
While reacting to the statement, the immediate past Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the state, Dayo Awude who was also a guest at the occasion said: “If what she said was an “ordeal” I think she needs to know that as a wife of a public office holder, particularly a governor, she will still pass through much more “ordeals”.
"Her reaction was simply trying to kill a mosquito with a sledge hammer.
"You don’t expect students whose educational survival was being threatened to be smiling or waving at you.
"In the public space, particularly in Nigeria, you receive periodic knocks regardless of whether or not you’re right. Mrs. Akeredolu should learn that, moving forward."
Meanwhile, a group of AAU students have threatened that on no account should the first lady step into their campus for any reason expect she apologises publicly.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Taye Olurankinse said Mrs. Akeredolu lacks every quality of a mother and attribute of a leader.
"We are patiently waiting for the day she will have reason to come to our campus, it is then she will truly know how irresponsible we can be. She has not seen anything yet. I know she will never apologise.
"How can a leader describe the people she is leading in that language?" he asked.
According to the first lady, the undergraduate students mocked her as a breast cancer survivor and also wished her dead for supporting the heavy increase in their school fees.
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