ASUU denies adopting Peoples’ Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar for presidency


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as fake, a report that claimed it has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar for president.

ASUU made its position known in a statement signed by the chairmen of the union’s branch in Ogun state university and those of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, and the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.

According to ASUU, the said report is a “fabrication, completely nonexistent and a figment of (the) imagination of the writer.

It explained that its body is national and as such, takes decision unilaterally.

It was reacting to a report by an online portal which claimed that ASUU’s leadership in Ogun State met with the former governor of the state, Gbenga Daniel at his house where the union threw its weight behind Atiku Abubakar.