By Gbenga Ariyibi
ADO-EKITIâ€”As theÂ competition for the post of the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti hots up, interest groups within the campus and theÂ three unionsÂ in the institution have vowed to resist any attempt by the power- that-beÂ to impose any unpopular candidate on them.
The position of the Rector of the Polytechnic became vacant since May 2008, followingÂ the completion of the tenure of Prof Olawumi Ajaja who spent eight years of two terms.
VanguardÂ gathered that out ofÂ about 20 academicsÂ from across the country who have applied for the job, four of them were said to have been shortlisted for the plum job
The four shortlisted candidates are the acting Rector, MrÂ M. O .Oyedeji, Mrs Taiwo Kande, a former Deputy Rector in the institution ,Mr Benjamin Abegunde andÂ Dr Okonta who is said to be from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State.
However, after the exit of the substantive Rector, the most senior staff, an economist who is also a lecturer in the Department of Business Administration, Elder Moses Olayiwola Oyedeji had been piloting the ship of the institution.