The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, said he did not terminate the appointment of Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, the former registrar of the university.
Fasina disclosed this in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media Matters, Mr Wole Balogun, in Oye-Ekiti.
The vice chancellor advised the sacked registrar to stop misleading the public over events leading to the termination of his appointment by the FUOYE Governing Council, headed by Dr Mohammad Yahuza.
He noted that Odusanya’s appointment was terminated by the governing council on April 27, in strict compliance with the university’s regulations on staff discipline and termination of employment.
Fasina said that instead of Odunsanya to show remorse over his alleged misconduct, he had resorted to cheap blackmail and assault against him.
The sacked registrar, Odusanya in a national daily accused the VC of waging a personal vendetta.
Odusanya said: “My fear is that if this kind of thing is allowed to just go away like that, it shows that FUOYE is in serious trouble. Ideally, this is an offence I did not commit; it is not my responsibility to employ, it is my responsibility to carry out the directives of the chief executive.
”If Prof. Fasina could manoeuvre his way to remove the names of registrar within 10 days, I don’t know what is likely going to be the state or future of all staff in FUOYE.”
Fasina said he would have ignored the unfounded allegations against his person, but decided to reply to set the records straight.
The VC warned Odusanya to be fair, truthful and courageous enough to tell the public that gross misconduct led to his inglorious exit rather than resorting to some cheap blackmail.
He also urged him not to provoke the university authority to a point of exposing many other dirty deals he allegedly committed which he said could further destroy some level of public sympathy he is still enjoying.