One of the contestants for the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Rasheed Ijaodola, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Ilorin, challenging the selection of Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali as the VC-designate.
Ambali was selected by the UNILORIN council in July.
The selection was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The tenure of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, expires on October 15.
Ijaodola, along with some other contestants, cried foul about the modus operandi of Ambali’s emergence.
In an originating summons filed at the Federal High Court, Ilorin, the claimant sued the Governing Council, UNILORIN, Prof. Ambali, Alhaji Saka Saadu, the President, Attorney-General of the Federation, Minister of Education, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), other council members, Oloyede and four candidates who were selected for interview during the exercise.
In some of the 17-relief backed by a 54-paragraph affidavit, the law professor is seeking “a declaration that the short-listing, selection and appointment of Prof. Ambali as the new Vice-Chancellor of UNILORIN is irregular, improper, unlawful, null and void.