By Francis Igata
ENUGU—The election of a new Vice Chancellor for Enugu State University of Science and Technology,ESUT, which held last Monday, has elicited cries of injustice from the alleged winner, Prof. Denchris Onah.
Prof. Onah told Vanguard that he came first in the interview, although he tied with Prof. Luke Anike, prompting a news release from Government House, indicating that he (Onah) had been appointed the new VC.
He said: “I tied at the first position with Prof. Anike. The governing council of the institution put me (Onah)in priority -No. 1- even though we tied.
‘’The Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Chilo Offia, had called me to congratulate me on my appointment, directing me to come to Enugu the following day,Tuesday, to pick my appointment letter.
“Government House had issued a news release announcing my appointment as the new VC. The news of my appointment was on Radio Nigeria from last Monday to Tuesday until the news changed at 6.00p.m. indicating that Prof. Luke Anike is the new VC.
“It is great injustice that has been done to me by announcing me first as new VC. If they had announced Prof. Anike first, I would have no problem with that, rather I will congratulate him.
“The argument they (Anike & co) canvassed before the governor changed my appointment was that the VC position was zoned to Enugu-East senatorial district.