By Odey Ojeka
The Student Union Government President of the Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa, Comrade Anthony Ulugah has been suspended by the students parliament for grievous misconduct.
The suspension which took effect from16th of April 2015 was slammed on the SUG President following charges which included:
(1) Showing lackadaisical attitude to overseeing and coordinating the excesses of his secretary general, as slated in section 16 sub section 3 of the SUG constitution.
(2) Spending of union funds to attend NANS convention twice without the notice of the parliament as against section 29, sub section 2 of the SUG constitution.
(3) Unofficial usage of the Union vehicle for private purposes as against section 58 sub section 5 of the SUG constitution.
(4) Usurping the roles of the Director of Socials and Director of Information by organizing seminars and shows as against section 20 sub section 6, and section 24 sub section 1 of the SUG constitution.
(5) Mandating unknown persons to drive the union’s car instead of the approved persons by the parliament as against section 66 sub section 1 of the SUG constitution.
With these charges, he was found wanting and section 54 sub section b and c of the SUG constitution was invoked. He was unable to defend any of the charges convincingly, and was consequently suspended for two weeks.
While reacting to his suspension, the SUG President, said, “I am not angry with the suspension, it is one of the tests of a leader, and after the suspension I will meet the Provost to settle and address the issues. And I plan to make my administration one of the best in COE, Akamkpa”.
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