The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has fixed Friday, August, 12, 2022, to inaugurate acting national president among the two constitutional recommended zonal coordinators of the association.
A statement by Comrade Usman Mohammed, Secretary Zone A Stakeholders Forum, said the action is in line with the association’s new constitution as amended article.
Article 15: Elections sub-section one states that NANS year shall be from the end of one convention to the end of the next convention and this shall be a maximum of fifteen (15) months.
Mohammed explained that if on the day after the fifteenth month of an election and another convention has not been conducted, all the serving officials of NANS shall cease to be officials of NANS on that day and the Coordinator from the Zone to which the Office of NANS President is to be rotated to shall lead and take charge with other coordinators to conduct a convention within a maximum of 45 days.
He said it’s on this premise the new acting president will emerge on Friday following an obvious move by the outgoing President Asefon Sunday perceived to be deliberately causing confusion and crisis to extend his tenure after overstaying beyond constitutionally provided tenure of office.
Recall that Asefon-led NANS was elected on December 4, 2020, and yet to conduct another election till now and still pushes to use crisis to elongate his tenure.