45-year-old civil servant emerges NANS president amid violent election

The new president, Sunday Asefon
45-year-old civil servant emerges NANS president amid violent election
 
The new president, Sunday Asefon
The new president, Sunday Asefon

 

A 45-year-old civil servant, Sunday Asefon has emerged President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) following a violent election.
 
The nation’s students, who gathered at the Old parade ground, Abuja on Thursday for it’s convention elected Asefon as their new President.
Asefon, a civil servant with the Ekiti State Government, got 155 votes to defeat his closest rival, Olushola Oladoja, who scored 100 votes

The 45-year old, reported to be a student of  Ekiti State University, replaces Bamidele Akpan.

The election was, on Thursday, disrupted by violence.

About 20 members of the association, who gathered at the old parade ground in Abuja for the convention, sustained wounds from gunshots and machete after thugs loyal to a factional coordinator of the association in Zone D (Southwest) began attacking delegates

 
Some thugs, numbering over 20, stormed the venue with dangerous weapons while accreditation of Students Union Government (SUG) Presidents under NANS Zone B and Zone D was in progress.

DSS operatives allegedly arrested the National Public Relations Officer of the association, Azeez Adeyemi, after guns and ammunition were found in a bus belonging to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY).

The security agency also arrested other occupiers of the bus who are students’ leaders from Ogun State.

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