ASUP Bida chapter votes for abolishment of election campaigns
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Federal Polytechnic, Bida Chapter, Niger State, has joined other polytechnics across the country that have agreed to abolish campaign and politicking in ASUP elections.
The agreement was reached at a meeting held in the institution. According to the ASUP Chairman, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Dr. Samson Saganuwan, the decision was premised on the rising trend of campaign of calumny at the various chapters during elections and which are counterproductive to the emergence of credible personalities that would advance the aspirations of the union.
He noted that as members of the academia are committed to progressive enlightenment and development of mankind even beyond the scholastic environment; it is an aberration for an intelligentsia committed to serving his people to solicit for votes beyond the presentation of a manifesto.
According to Saganuwan, the view of the union is that the profile of members in respect to qualities such as honesty, integrity and commitment are known. Consequently, whoever assumes that he/she has what it takes to project the union towards attainment of its desired goals should address members through his/her manifesto.
The wanton display of affluence, use of text messages, posters, handbill, Jingles, Jungle publicities and the social media to curry favour and manipulate members for support should stop, the union agreed.