Mojuba, AFAS President-Elect Accused of Meddling In FLC Elections

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Democracy serves as a guiding light in our societal affairs, steering us away from the brink of anarchy by providing a structured framework for decision-making and governance. At its core, democracy operates on the basis of established rules and procedures that dictate how power is exercised and how decisions are made. It is important that these rules are strictly adhered to, as they form the foundation upon which the democratic process thrives. Among these crucial rules is the principle of separation of powers, which delineates the responsibilities of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. This separation ensures the independence of each branch, guarding against undue influence and preventing any single entity from usurping control. By respecting the distinct roles of each arm of government, democracy maintains a delicate balance, safeguarding against meddlesome interloping function from either of the arms. Having established the importance of a principle as important as this, it is unbecoming that it is this principle that Mr Olamilekan Adeniyi, popularly known as Mojuba has been caught breaching, with total disregard.

Democracy operates on the principle of the separation of powers, a cornerstone of modern governance. Imagine a three-legged stool, each leg representing a branch of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. These branches act as checks on one another, ensuring that power is distributed and no single entity becomes too dominant. The legislative branch, typically composed of elected representatives, drafts and enacts laws, while the executive branch, led by the president enforces these laws. Finally, the judicial branch interprets laws and ensures their constitutionality. This division of responsibilities prevents any one branch from accruing excessive authority and guards against the abuse of power. This is also applicable to AFAS as power is shared between the executive and the legislative, with the FLC enacting and interpreting the law while the executive enforces law. This arrangement is linchpin to the growth of any democratic establishment and not different here and to try and upset this delicate arrangement is to make a joke of our democracy as a community. And this is what AFAS President-elect, Mojuba has been doing.

Facts have emerged showing that Adeniyi Olamilekan, popularly known as Mojuba has been actively involved in campaigning for a speakership aspirant, Hon Daniel Yeaboah, in the Faculty Legislative Council internal elections set to hold on Thursday. Mojuba, is not a first timer when as far as breaching protocol is concerned. Having two disqualification scares during his own electioneering, arising from going against set down protocols, it begs the question if Mr Mojuba will follow the dictate of AFAS constitution if later sworn in.

In his bid to ensure his friend, as he called Hon Daniel Yeboah, emerged as the speaker, Mr Mojuba has been subtly and overtly campaigning for him through his personal WhatsApp platform and by reaching out to members of the FLC. In one of the screenshots made available to AFAS Press, The President-elect was seen messaging a member of the house to support Hon Daniel Yeboah.

Hon *******, good afternoon sir. Trust you are doing well sir.

This is Mojuba, Please, i am reaching out to you concerning FLC election coming up this Thursday. I will love to seek your support for Hon. Yeboah Daniel as speaker of the house and Deboye for Deputy chief whip.

Your support will be greatly appreciated”, the president-elect wrote in one of the WhatsApp messages.

In a message to another Honourable, he wrote, “Please, I will need your support for Hon Dan, he will be going for Speaker. Also, Deboye want to go for Chief Whip, I will sincerely appreciate your support”.”

Aside from being unethical and anti-democratic for a figure as AFAS President-elect to be meddling in the affairs of the legislative arm’s selection of its leadership, Mojuba’s intrusion also contradicted and breached the dictates of the Faculty Legislative Council (FLC). In a recent internal memorandum by the FLC, the council directed aspirants to desist from privately or publicly campaigning for support.

Any aspirant who wishes to be voted for will have to engage themselves in a serious business of convincing the House on why they deserve the office, ON THE DAY OF ELECTION. The members, having listened to the speeches, will decide there and then”, the statement reads.

Maybe he wants a rubber stamp legislative” – FLC Reacts

When contacted, Rt Hon. Lukman Alagunfon, AFAS FLC speaker, frowned against the actions of the president-elect and restated the commitment of the  faculty’s legislative council to the ethics of democracy.

The FLC as an arm of AFAS stands against such act in totality. We are meant to be the watchdog of the executives and would not speak well of the arm to be on the hold of the president. The FLC will establish facts on the issue and take decisive steps,” he said.

The speaker also advised the aspirant being campaigned for by the president-elect to publicly disclaim the president’s antics to reassure AFASites of his commitment to their interest and not that of someone.

I have done nothing wrong – Mojuba 

When contacted by AFAS Press, Mr Mojuba maintained that there is nothing wrong in helping a friend achieve his ambition, which is what he is doing for Hon Yeboah. When asked if it is ethical and good for democracy for a president-elect to be actively involved in the selection of the leadership of the legislative arm, he said;

“I am a language student. I love how you are choosing your words. First was ethical, second democratic and now, morally. As someone who is politically inclined, do you think my decision to persuade someone to help a friend’s achieve his ambition is wrong or not moral”

And if you have where it is stated that it is prohibited to campaign for someone that have ambition in FLC, you can share me,” he said.

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