Women of Isoko extraction have vowed not to give their votes to James Manager, the incumbent Senator representing Delta South senatorial district of Delta State, following the relocation of 100 level students of Faculty of Engineering from Oleh Campus, headquarters of Isoko South local government area to the main campus of the Delta State University (DELSU), by Manager’s kinsman and Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Victor Peretomode.
The pronouncement was made on Tuesday when women in their hundreds marched against the relocation of the students, alleging that the “dubious plot by the VC is to deny the Oleh Campus the needed revenue from the Engineering students, according to the tripartite system of funding the institution, which will hamper the development and sustainability of Oleh Campus”.
The women carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Prof. Peretomode, Send Back the 100 Level Engineering Students to Oleh Campus’; ‘Prof. Peretomode Stop Killing Oleh Campus’; ‘Prof. Peretomode Extend Development to Oleh Campus’; ‘Gov. Okowa Call Prof. Peretomode to Order,’ ‘Other University Campuses in Nigeria are not Run Like This’, among others, and issued a three-day ultimatum to the VC and the state government to revert the decision or face “the wrath of the Isoko people”