VICTORY FOR IMSU STUDENTS AS CAMP DAVID HOSTEL OWNER MAKES U-TURN
On Sunday April 11, a fracas that had existed for some weeks between student occupants of Camp David hostel and the hostel owner was finally buried.
Some weeks ago, news had emerged that the owner of Camp David hostel – a hostel in Okwu-Uratta Students Alliance, IMSU back gate – had sold off the hostel to another who intended converting the structure into an hotel.
On the premise of that, he directed all IMSU students vacate premises – just like that!
IMSU 17th republic SUG President Comr. Oguike Arinze Collins (Aristotle) upon getting wind of what was happening swung into action along with some SUG of his executive members namely the Director of Information Comr. Duru Victor and Finance Comr. Economy and leaders in the alliance.
What followed was processes of dialogue with the owner of the property to seek arrest the situation; meeting with the students to assure them that they weren’t done for; and involving the appropriate authorities into the matter.
All these processes, it should be noted, where carried out selflessly and without any demand from the students or financial gratification.
Several attempts at ejecting the students forcefully were resisted and Sunday was the last face-off on the matter.
The hostel owner on Sunday gave the students 6-months free use of the hostel and also promised to refund those who had already paid.
It will be an error to exclude the timely intervention of the 17th republic SUG Director of Finance Comr. Economy, Okwu-Uratta COMPRESS Chairman Emperor and a frontline IMSU SUG Presidential Candidate Comr. EZEGE on that fateful Sunday that helped prevent an anomaly that could have led to chaos from happening.
By Duru Victor