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Ebenezer Azamati Biography, Wiki

Ebenezer Azamati is a blind student, who was dragged “by his ankles” out of an Oxford debating chamber after being refused entry, leading to calls for the union president to resign.

Ebenezer Azamati Age

He is 25 years old.

Ebenezer Azamati Education

He has a BA in Political Science from the University of Ghana and an MSc in International Politics from SOAS

Ebenezer Azamati Oxford Debating Chamber

The postgraduate International Relations student from St John’s College, arrived early at the hall to reserve a seat for the debate on the motion ‘This House has no confidence in HM Government’ and went to dinner.

When he returned, he was denied entry but attempted to sit down in his reserved seat.

A hearing yesterday heard evidence from fellow student Henry Hatwell, who said: “Thirty seconds after Azamati sat down, the security guard came in. Five seconds afterward he started touching Azamati, who was holding onto the bench. Thirty seconds later they were dragging him by his ankles.”

Who is Brendan McGrath Oxford Union President

Now, Union president Brendan McGrath is facing calls to resign.

The university’s AfriSoc said there were “sufficient grounds to demand the resignation” of McGrath after it emerged that he had called a disciplinary committee alleging that Azamati had behaved violently.

AfricSoc said in a statement: “Our understanding is that Mr. Azamati, who is visually impaired, was forcibly and violently prevented from re-entering the Union to resume his seat, and subsequently, forced to leave the debating Chamber after simply exiting and re-entering when the program had not even begun. Even if he had re-entered when the debate had started, such poor treatment through violent means remains unjustifiable.”

Brendan McGrath has withdrawn his charge of violent misconduct against Ebenezer Azamati, who was expelled from the Union chamber during a debate last month.

Brendan McGrath Apology

McGrath apologized “unreservedly for the distress and any reputational damage which the publication of the charge may have caused him”.

Oxford Union Apology

The Oxford Union has issued a statement “apologizing unreservedly for distress and reputational damage caused.”

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Ebenezer Azamati wanted to attend a conference at the Oxford Union on October 17.
  • The 25-year-old reserved a seat because there were no regulations
  • Officials refused to attend and were seen lifting him from his seat

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