Thursday, 18 May 2017

Suspended UNICAL Staff React To his Suspension, Calls VC a Tyrant

|Ukorebi Esien|18May, 2017|

Mr. Joseph Odok Esq. Ph.D a controversial Change agent and a lecturer with the University of Calabar has reacted to his Suspension by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Zana Apkagu.
Mr. Joseph who reacted to a post by Ifere Paul about his Suspension said he was happy that he was suspended for expressing his opinion and not for criminal act. Stating that his integrity is intact. He also expressed his fear for the Tyranny that defines leadership in our society. He made it clear that he was not afraid of standing alone in this his period of Persecution.

This is how he puts it:

" I am not afraid of losing my job, I am rather afraid of the compunction that characterize our leaders of today. I am afraid of the fact that our youths have sold their future for peanuts and have remained marginalized and traumatized. I am afraid of the tyranny that defines our leaders. I am afraid of of any injustice mated on the weak   Liyel Imoke on my mind, what is the price of autocracy? Who has been buried with money or the position he held. Vanity is what defines human experience

Even if abandoned and rejected by friends I stood and fought for, I am not afraid standing alone in a cause that will make me friendless and forlorn

My happiness is I was suspended for expressing an opinion I believed in. My integrity is still intact and that is my joy even if consumed by the arrogance of the rich. History has it that after digging around me in my work place, I was not suspected of a criminal act but only intimidation"

Joseph Odok
Social Change Agent

Recall that Mr. Joseph Odok Esq, Ph.D was officially suspended by the institution's Registrar, Mr. Moses Abang in a letter dated 12 May 2017 referenced UC/45A.

 His suspension letter reads in part thus: 'Based on the Vice Chancellor's directive, you were queried on April 7 and 11, 2017 over your alleged involvement in acts of official misconduct. You were queried to turn in your responses in 48 hours on receipt of the queries. You are yet to respond to those queries one month after'. 

The Vice Chancellor is displeased by this height of insubordination and flagrant disregard... He has therefore directed that you should be suspended from duty. 

According to the letter, Mr Odok's suspension takes effect from Monday 15 May. 

However, Odok had countered, via his social media account, to the effect that he had responded to the stated queries.
Alleging that the Vice-Chancellor has been misdirected. He has even gone ahead to publish the Registrar's receipt of his official response on his social media account (Facebook) account

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