By Emman Ovuakporie
ABUJA—A group, Bayelsa Youths for Truth and the Rule of Law in Otuoke, has petitioned the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara seeking the removal of the vice chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke.
The youths, in a petition by their lawyers, Savvy Law Partners, presented by Douye Diri representing Yenogoa/Kolokuma Opokuma federal constituency of Bayelsa State, claimed that the VC’s appointment was in default of the procedure for the appointment of vice chancellors in Nigerian universities.
It said that President Muhammadu Buhari was misled into appointing the current VC now that it was discovered, he should reverse the decision.
“We know that the president was deceived. But as a honest and forthright person, he has publicly instructed that the appointment be reversed by council, therefore, the VC’s appointment be terminated forthwith, and a qualified professor from Bayelsa State should be appointed.”