By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY-THE Benin National Congress (BNC), a Benin socio-cultural organization, has called on security agents to investigate the alleged attempt on the life of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof.Osayuki Oshodin.
The group said, “we are closely monitoring the process of the appointment of Prof. Oshodin’s successor, we need not say that the University is preferably relocated to another State of Nigeria; than for us to give a free hand to discreet poison-killers and blood suckers to overwhelm patriotic administrator like Prof. Oshodin; whose tenure is synonymous with landmarks achievements”.
Vanguard learnt the Vice-Chancellor who is currently responding to treatment abroad has been suffering from poisoned food for some time now.
However, the BNC statement signed by Dr David Ekomwenrenren, asserted “we will openly mobilize against anyone desperately seeking to benefit from these centrifugal attacks on Benin intelligentsias, where Prof. Oshodin belongs. We call on the intelligence community to make frantic efforts to unearth those behind the despicable means to terminate Prof. Oshodin’s life as failure to act may be an invitation to self-help by the Benins and concerned Nigerians.
“Our stand for due process and fair play is non-negotiable; and we are ready to project same even with the last drop of our blood. Enemies of development should take heed of this clarion call by resigning from their narrow minded and devious ambition to succeed Oshodin after their life threatening affliction against him. We are fully prepared” it stated.