The Federal University Oye-Ekiti Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society conducted her first election on Wednesday February 11, 2015. The much awaited election started with accreditation of cooperators at various polling units across the two campuses of the university located severally at Oye and Ikole as early as 9.00am. Staff of Information and Protocol Unit that were stationed at various polling units within the campus, attested that the accreditation exercise started on time and there was considerable turn out of members of the cooperative society.


Voting commenced at exactly 12:30pm and ended at 3pm. At around4pm, the results from Ikole and Oye campuses were juxtaposed and the winners announced. Mr. Adeleke Olusesan from the Physical Planning Unit emerged as the President and Engr. Owoeye Adebayo from the Department of Electrical Engineering emerged as Vice President. Other elected officers include Mr. Olajide Ilesanmi, general secretary, Mr. Mohammed Bankole Treasurer, Mr Fadamiro Abiodun Financial Secretary, Mr. Owoeye Michael as the assistant general secretary and Miss Omorinbola Tope as the ex-officio. It was all jubilation and back-slapping thereafter within the university as other activities for the day were partially paralyzed.


In a chat with the president-elect on conduct of the election, Mr. Adeleke said the election was a close contest, as his opponent was never going to be a pushover. He was full of gratitude to God for the eventual outcome. Mr. Adeleke said in his first tenure as the president he will ensure that cooperators have access to their money as and when due. He further promised to channel the first six months of his administration to disbursement of loans. He concluded by thanking God for this opportunity to serve members. Also, Engr. Owoeye the vice president-elect expressed his opinion about the election to be free and fair because he expected to have a difficult run in the contest but as event turned out the peoples view came into play. He pledged his support for the president-elect to ensure that the society is transformed into a better society that will serve the interest of members. He affirmed that there will be a concerted effort by the new executive to ensure that members of the cooperative society enjoy a certain level of comfort.