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General News of Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Tensions high at UEW as Avoke storms campus

Tensions are currently high at the campus of the University of Education Winneba following a press conference sacked Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Mawutor Avoke intends to organize on campus.

But the police prevented Prof. Avoke and his team from going ahead with the press conference.

“…We are relocating, we cannot go on with a full press conference due to the exigencies right now. We will go and deliver our press conference somewhere else,” he told the media on Tuesday.

A Principal of the Colleges of Languages at UEW, Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh, who was recently reinstated after he was dismissed, accompanied Avoke’s team on campus.

He explained to the press that “The police are asking us to relocate; not that we are not going to have the press conference. Just that they don’t want us to have it on campus. So we want to plead with you to move with us outside. We will have another venue to hold the press conference. We are not in here to have any fight with anybody. We only want Ghanaians to know what the truth is,” Avea Nsoh added.

But Citi News’ Central Regional Correspondent, Calvis Tetteh reported that, although Avoke and his team earlier heeded to the advice of the police, they later returned on campus.

He said Avoke’s team insisted that the will hold the press conference at the UEW campus.

Earlier on Tuesday, a senior staff of UEW, Kingsley Amoakwah sued UEW and its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anthony Afful-Broni.

He was seeking a restraining order preventing Prof. Afful-Broni from holding himself up as Vice-Chancellor of the University or perform any function.