Members of the Worldwide Alumni Association of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology held a successful global convention over the weekend; it was an avenue to appraise the last 3 years of the immediate past Global Executives and to consider various committee reports. As part of the convention, another major milestone reached in the annals of the Association with the election of officers into various positions. The election, which was held at the Ogbomoso campus of the institution on Saturday, 14th November, 2020, had delegates from all the 12 chapters. Hon. Onilede Solomon was returned as the Global President, while Hon. Olalekan Badmus, who is a member of the Osun State Executive Council was elected as the Global Deputy President and Dr. Azeem Ige of the Mother Chapter, LAUTECH Ogbomoso was elected the Global Secretary.
The convention also produced the following officers into the respective offices as provided by the constitution of the Association: Mr. Tekkie Alawiye as the VP North, Akinkunmi Teslim Kilani as the VP South, Olusoji Bidemi Akinrinade as the VP Diaspora, Olugbenga Solomon Agboola was returned as Assistant Secretary, Adeboyejo Leye Alabi as the Financial Secretary, Tunde Olumide Oluwasimirin as the Treasurer, the immediate past PRO, Damilare Hakeem Adeyemi was returned same as the Social Secretary, Sa’dat Yetunde Yusuf, Shittu Olanrewaju Alabi was elected as the Welfare Secretary while Abimbola Mayowa Eyitayo was elected as the Internal Auditor.
The Electoral Chairman, Prof Remi Aworemi, said the process was transparent and devoid of any complaint from any quarters as those who lost in the election accepted the result in good fate while those who were elected were magnanimous in victory enough to promise an all inclusive operation of the Global Alumni Secretariat.
Prof. Aworemi said;“There is no doubt that we have conducted a great election here today. We did our best in putting in place the necessary material to ease the process, while sensitization of members especially electorates was done before the election day to ensure that all our votes count.”
“We have delegates from all the 12 chapters and it is a thing of joy to witness the determination of our members to be involved in the election of new leadership. In fact, it is interesting to have members from diaspora to even come around for this election. The election is over now and not everyone who contested is expected to emerge winner. The most important thing is for us to support those who won to forge ahead as an independent and united body.”
In his acceptance speech, the Global President, Onilede said the next 3 years will be a journey of making dreams reality called on members burry their grievances and ensure there is unity in the association.
He said, “It is expected to see some aggrieved members who perhaps because of their interests would want to polarise the association. There is a philosophy I believe in which always serve as a source of inspiration for me in everything I do. And that is the fact that, every turn life takes must be accepted as Gods plan for us.”
The election had in attendance the representative of Alumni Relations office, Mr. Yomi Odekunbi, Professors, senior staff of the University, men of the press and security personnel.