Confusion as two factional Presidents of NANS Emerge
There was confusion on Saturday as two factions of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) announced the emergence of two different candidates as President of the student body.
The PUNCH reports that NANS is the national body of Nigerian students studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions and in diaspora.
The two candidates announced as factional presidents are Umar Lawal of the Department of Library and Information Science of the Bayero University, Kano and Usman Umar of the Federal University Dutse.
The PUNCH reports that controversies had rocked the student body following internal tussles.
The tussles had led to the postponement of the elections which were earlier slated for last Saturday.
Despite moves for reconciliations, elections were held in two different locations which led to the emergence of two factional presidents.
More details are yet to emerge as at the time of filing this report.
However, the student body has called for an emergency press briefing to intimate the public with the recent happenings.
Amid controversy, Asefon congratulates NANS ‘President-elect’
The outgone President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has congratulated Umar Barambu, describing him as the new ‘President-elect’ of the student body.
Asefon, in a phone conversation with our correspondent, confirmed his position, adding that the electoral committee would release official statement on Sunday.
In a statement he earlier released Saturday evening, congratulating the new executives, Asefon, who said he initiated electoral reforms as part of his agenda to leave NANS better than he met it, said, “When I assumed office, one of the promises I made was to ensure that I left NANS better than I met it.
“We initiated electoral reforms and made them institutional. Let me congratulate the President-elect of NANS, Comrade Umar Barambu, for earning the mandate of the Nigerian students in a very free and fair election.
“In the same vein, I congratulate Comrade Attah Felix for returning as the Senate President of NANS.”