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The Oyo State chapter of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), yesterday, refuted a publication that it threatened a showdown with Governor Seyi Makinde regarding overpayment of school grants.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Pastor Ojetunde Mojisola and Secretary, Akin Akinade, the body described the publication as another propaganda that must be challenged, saying there was no time or occasion that called for such a threat.
It said that the cordial relationship between the administration and the ANCOPSS would not be allowed to be destroyed by those behind the ‘spurious allegation,’ which claimed that the body has directed all principals not to commence examinations until grants are paid.
The Oyo ANCOPSS challenged those behind the report to come up with written or oral evidence of such a directive from the leadership of the association.
“The attention of the leadership of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools in Oyo State, ANCOPSS, has just been drawn to a publication by ‘Oyo Today’ with the caption above. Ordinarily, the Confederation (ANCOPSS), as a responsible and reliable professional body, would not have dignified the publication with any response, but since the paper categorically stated that the leadership of the principals directed them not to start examinations until grants are paid; then there is an urgent need to set the record straight.
“We are also conscious of the fact that this is the season of an election where all sorts of lies are bound to fly around all in the name of dirty politics. Consequently, the Confederation will not fold its arms and allow purveyors of lies to destroy the cordial relationship that exists between the Confederation and Makinde (FNSE) since the inception of this administration.
“The Confederation wants to make it categorically clear that the leadership of ANCOPSS in the state at no time instructed its members either orally or in writing or in any form not to start the examinations. We challenge the writer to bring any proof to the contrary since the burden of proof is upon the person making the allegation. Such a bogus claim could only have emanated from the warped imagination of the writer, the statement stated.
It added: “May we also place it on record that the leadership of ANCOPSS has been invited by many politicians to meetings that they politely turned down with the explanation that they are professionals and not politicians. It is on account of this that they assembled morally-degenerate dissemblers who accept money from their pay-masters, then go ahead projecting their moral fragility, journalism ethical rottenness and lack of principles.”