NANS Dismisses  Alleged Dissolution of Sunday Asefon led EXCO 

The  Senate President of the National  Assoviation of Nigerian  students(NANS) , Comrade Chuks Okafor has dismissed report suggesting dissolution of Sunday Asefon  led executives as untrue.
The Senate President, in a statement  jointly signed by his Deputy  Usman Nagwaza, on Monday, described the rumour as unfounded, saying Asefon leadership remains incontestable and still in place.
The NANS’ Senate,therefore clarified that no decision has been taken with regards to  the issue.stressing  that the leadership has not committed any infraction to warrant such action.
The body was reacting to the decision taken by some NANS’ Senators under Comrade Usman Mohammed’s faction, dissolving Asefon presidency and the entire structures of the executive.
The NANS’ Senate leadership faulted the claim by the splinter group alk going that Asefon and members of his executive were maintaining a sit-tight and recalcitrant  posture regarding transition .
The NANS’ Senators said the National President has been a champion in the struggle for the resolution of the protracted strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
“The attention of the Senate Secretariat of NANS has been drawn to a malicious press release circulated by one Com. Usman Mohammed dissolving the National Executive and Fixing a date for the inauguration of the new executive.
“The Senate of NANS wishes to state expressly that Comrade Usman is neither a Senator in NANS nor a member of Senate. That the said release does not in any way align with the requirement of the constitution of NANS.
“That the said comrade does not have any authority to remove an elected president talk less of inaugurating a new exco without an election.
“That the constitutional process for transition has started with Convention Planning Committee in place. That aspirant into different offices had obtained nomination forms and had been duly screened as required by the constitution so the insinuation that the President is not transiting power is not only irresponsible, but self-serving
Security agencies had been notified to investigate the said Comrade for his attempt to cause the breakdown of order and peace at this sensitive period of our nation’s history.
“That Comrade Sunday Asefon remains the constitutionally recognized President and the Senate is the only authority empowered by the constitution to remove a sitting president.
“The transition process is in top gear and those that are agitated because they can’t prove their studentship and as such disqualified from contesting any office in NANS are behind this onslaught against the President because of his insistence that only registered students of a recognized tertiary institution will be cleared to contest the election.
“That the President and the Senate have acted according to the constitution by constituting the Convention Planning Committee (CPC) who are saddled with the responsibility of organizing the elective convention and as such the President cannot be blamed for any delay in the process as he is not part of the CPC.
“That the Executive and the Senate are concentrating efforts on how the prolonged ASUU strike can be resolved and no distraction will be tolerated as we expect the CPC to do their job and conduct a credible election”, they concluded.

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