I hold no personal grudge against UEW VC – Afenyo Markin


New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin says he holds no personal grudge against the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Reverend Father Professor A. Afful-Broni.

Mr Markin had called for the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor to resign because of what he says is the Vice Chancellor’s inability to properly manage the institution.

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It was reported that less than a year after his induction, Afful-Broni has been accused of victimization, injustice and other actions that are said to have brought the image of the university into disrepute.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show on Tuesday, Mr Afenyo-Markin said he was only pushing for the best interest of the school and nothing else.

“I hold nothing against him [the VC] except for his conducts which are disgracing the school and the government. I will not be an MP in the Efutu constituency forever but I want to make a mark in the life of the university,” he stated.

Mr Afenyo-Markins added that he cannot lie against the Vice Chancellor looking at his status as a man of God.

“I will speak the truth because I know it will vindicate me. He is a man of God and I can’t lie against him for anything,” he added.

The Supreme Court quashed a Winneba High Court decision that led to the suspension and subsequent dismissal of Prof. Avoke who was the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Subsequently, lawyers of dismissed former Vice-Chancellor wrote to the university’s Governing Council directing it to prepare the office of their client to enable him to resume work.

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Prior to this period, President Akufo-Addo had sworn in Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

The swearing in was done against a warning by law Professor Raymond Atuguba that such swearing-in could amount to abetting an illegality.

The latest has been a state of unrest among students at the university following the dismissal of the UEW UTAG President, Dr Frimpong Duku, who has taken the university to court over the absence of a Governing Council.