The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it would not be participating in the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.
President of the Union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi who disclosed this in a bulletin however said its members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections.
On the Union’s face-off with the Federal Government , Prof. Ogunyemi said the Federal Government’s offer towards resolving the demands of ASUU was fluid and far from meeting the Union’s expectations asking its members to await further developments.
“Though some progress has been made with respect to discussions with Government agents, at the moment the proposal from Government towards resolving the demands of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations.
“Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding. In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position, ASUU as a union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections.
“However, members are prohibited from participating in the election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the Union,” the bulletin read.