Kazeem Adeleke of AFAS Press sample the opinions of AFASites on the endorsement saga. Below are what AFASites opine:

NAME:  Duru Daniel    

LEVEL: 300l    

DEPARTMENT: English

AFPO: What is your view on the endorsement?

Daniel: I feel that the endorsement is very wrong because it gives one candidate an edge over the other, which is very wrong and unnecessary.

Duru Daniel

AFPO: Do you think the endorsement represent the general opinion of Afasites?

Daniel: From my perspective, I don’t think so. Instead, the faculty should be neutral since both candidates are from the same Faculty and it would be wrong if the faculty is taking sides.

AFPO:  Will you advise Comrade to step down?

Daniel: No. Stepping down is for the weak. If he has a good agenda for the Students Union, I do not think the endorsement should be a barrier to his ambition.


NAME: Fatunkasi Abosede 

LEVEL: 200l   

DEPARTMENT: European Studies

AFPO: What is your view on the endorsement?

Abosede: I see the endorsement as a stepping stone for Aderemi and 70% assurance of him winning.

Fatunkasi Abosede

AFPO: Do you think the endorsement represent the general opinion of Afasites?

Abosede: Left to me alone…it does

AFPO: Will you advise Comrade to step down?

Abosede: He has his own decisions to make, so if he thinks stepping down is d next thing…so be it and if he’s courageous enough to continue, all I can do is wish him the best.
NAME: Ayodele Matthew    

LEVEL:  400    

DEPT: History

AFPO: What is your view on the endorsement?

Matthew: It is a natural process for anyone with an agenda or objective to go through as long as the individual belongs to the Association (Afas). The endorsement depicts recognition of interest of the aspirants and necessity of political opinion and consciousness of Afasites about the objective and agenda of the candidates. The endorsement is the medium for the above.

Ayodele Matthew

AFPO: Do you think the endorsement represents the general opinion of Afasites?

Matthew: To think the endorsement represent the opinion of Afasites might be a blunder from some individuals’ perspective. It all boils down to individual’s concept of representation. To me, it truly represents the opinion of Afasites owing to the fact that ”almost” all departments were represented by their various stakeholders and unless if the stakeholders present there were with Hitler’s mindset then I can say it is not in the interest of their various departments. But using random sampling and the arguments generated during the meeting I might be convinced to tell you that Afasites’ opinions were truly represented.

AFPO: Will you advise Comrade to step down?

Matthew: I will answer with an epigram: “Life is about competition” but a healthy one though.
NAME: Micheal Moses   

 LEVEL: 200     

DEPARTMENT: Philosophy

AFPO: What is your view on the endorsement?

Moses: First, I will say bluntly that everyone is entitled to their opinions. Whether you endorsed someone or not, that does not stop me from expressing my civil right as an Afasites towards voting for a candidate I deemed worth it. It’s my right after all.

Michael Moses

AFPO: Do you think the endorsement represent the general opinion of AFASites?

Moses:  I’m not a fan of delegated legislation. As much as it appears to be so democratic, it still remains a tool of subversion and subrogation if not properly handled. Were AFASites’ opinions polled before the endorsement? Of course no! [I may stand corrected though].  If no, then we have Democratic impostors and godfathers not delegates at any realm of political reasoning.

AFPO: Will you advise Comrade to step down?

Moses: He should step down if he thinks himself incapable and defeated. In fact, this is a test of strength. Let him prove to AFASites that sometimes, majority may be wrong. I believe in equity. Everyone should be given equal chances.

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