NANS: Nigerian students issue warning to presidential candidates
The student body has appealed to presidential candidates to avoid violence in during their campaigns.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) issues a warning to presidential candidates.
Daily Post reports that the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Bestman Okereafor is calling on presidential candidates to avoid violence in during their campaigns.
In a statement issued on Monday, October 8, 2018, in Enugu state, he also advised security agencies to do better in order to maintain law and order during the electioneering period.
He said, "The leadership of the apex students' body, NANS, wishes to congratulate all political parties for the good, peaceful and fair conduct of their presidential primaries.
"NANS leadership is set to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission and organized civil societies in the aspect of massive voters sensitization and enlightenment."
Okereafor concluded, "As a non-partisan but formidable body and major determinant of elections, we pray that Almighty God will give victory to a progressive-minded leader who will take us to the promise land."
Meet the new NANS President
The National Association of Nigerian Students has a new president named Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan.
He won the election with a total number of 104 votes out of 272 delegates that participated in the exercise. This makes him the first student from Nassarawa State University to become NANS President.
Since becoming the 32nd NANS president, Akpan has banned student unions from giving awards to individuals, politicians and corporate organizations.
He has also promised that Nigerian students under his leadership will not be used again as tools for political vendetta.