The crisis-ridden Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State now has an acting Vice Chancellor. He is Anthony Elujoba, a professor in the Faculty of the Pharmacy of the university.
Elujoba, an indigene of Ife, emerged on Thursday after defeating Adebayo Lamikanra by 201 to 10 votes cast by the university Senate members.
Lamikanra is also a professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy.
The university’s spokesman, Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement, said: “After more than two hours of heated debate presided over by the outgoing Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Omolayo Ajayi, over 200 professors elected Prof. Elujoba with 201 votes over his compatriot, Prof. Lamikanra, who polled less than 10 votes.”