Thursday 27 December 2012

27th NANS convention: Official election result released

The much awaited official election result of the just concluded 27th National Convention of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) held from 13th – 18th December 2012 in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State capital has been released, putting paid to controversies regarding the election which has been adjudged free and fair. This was contained in a communiqué issued by the apex Nigeria students body which was published on Monday, December 24th edition of The Nation newspaper and made available to journalists.

The communiqué signed by Chairman Communiqué drafting committee – Comrade Ogolo Victory, Secretary Communiqué Drafting Committee – Comrade Abba J. Abba, Convention Chairman – Comrade Khalifa Adamu Bello, and Convention Clerk – Comrade Armstrong Ovie-Afabor reveals that Comrade Yinka Gbadebo of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife was elected as President, National Association of Nigerian students (NANS). Other elected members are:
Comrade Jubril Ahmed               –          A.B.U. Zaria                  –     Vice President National Affairs
Comrade Peculiar Asemota        –          A.A.U. Ekpoma              –     Vice President External Affairs
Comrade Ubon Marcus              –          Uniuyo                           –     Vice President Special Duties
Comrade Olaogun Victor            –         Federal Poly, Offa            –     National P.R.O
Comrade Olusina Oyebisi          -          FUT, Minna                      -      Director Travels and Exchange
Comrade Kalib Abubakar           –          Kano State University      –      Director of Sports
Comrade Alaofin Blessing          –         Kogi State University        –      Ex-Officio1
Comrade Onukaogu Donald       –         FUT, Owerri                      -      Senate President
Comrade Shima John                –         BSU, Makurdi                   –     Deputy Senate President
Com. Ali Abdullahi Mohammed  –         Kano State Polytechnic     –     Assistant Secretary General

The communiqué also contained resolutions by the 222 accredited senators at the just concluded NANS 2012 annual convention bothering on provision of adequate infrastructure in Nigerian Universities, national security, road network, unemployment, and infrastructural development. While passing a vote of confidence on H. E. Godswill Akpabio, Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, for what they described as his developmental strides, the apex Nigeria student’s body called on the Federal Government to implement the recommended 26% budgetary allocation to the education sector as a way of building national capacity for continuous development of the Nigerian nation.
They appreciated President Goodluck Jonathan for his continuous strides at developing Nigeria as well as officers and men of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, NSCDC, Nigeria Police, State Security Service, and every other organizations/individuals for making the convention possible.

PIX: Ubon Marcus, Vice President Special Duties


  1. Comr. Bashir B. Roba30 December 2012 at 15:51

    There was no election in the office of vice president (Special Duties), any attempt to further declare him winner will be the highest injustice I've ever heard. Lastly, what ever the outcome, we will not be aloof, we will move on. ALUTA CONTINUA!

  2. Comrade Abdullahi31 December 2012 at 02:34

    Congratulations to the newly elected NANS Exco, especially the much admired VP Special Duties, Comrade Marcus. Don't let Nigerian students down.

  3. Comrade Ubon Marcus, this is a success you truly deserved. It's an achievement you have truly earned. I congratulate you on your success and wish you all the best as the VP (Special Duties) NANS. Welldone!

  4. Comrade Jerry Ige31 December 2012 at 05:13

    I was there at Uyo Stadium where the elections were held into all the offices as stated above. Bashir always cross check your facts before commenting. if ur still in doubt, grab Dec. 24th copy of The Nation. ALUTA CONTINUA!!

  5. If a declaration of unopposed candidate is made, the election is not held. I am an eye & bear witness that the position of vice president special duties didn't hold. The convention committee just went ahead and declared Marcus as the winner, just because the governor of that state gave them morney. The senators protested for over 30 mins before the election continue. This is bad, we must all be kidding ourselves if we said that NANS these days is doing well. Comr. Marcus didn't deserve congratulation as he didn't win any election. Hmm! Aluta retardia

  6. Comrade Labaran Imam2 January 2013 at 09:56

    YES! Olaiya said it all. This is exactly what happened in the ground. There was no election in that office, though other position conducted were free and fair. Marcus was never elected into any office as far as NANS is concern. The position of VP Special Duties is vacant, period.

  7. Shame on you Marcus. No one vote you for that position, you are never our VP.

  8. This is NANS for you. Hmm! How can a position be declared unopposed just because the convention hold in there state and the governor gave money. How i wish am still a student, i could've fight to the last pinch of my blood.