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 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,” he said.
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 is on this premise the new acting president will emerge on Friday following an obvious move by the outgoing President Sunday Asefon perceived to be deliberately causing confusion and crisis to extend his tenure after overstaying beyond constitutional provided tenure of office.
CAMPUS GIST reports that the Asefon-led NANS executive was elected on December 4, 2020, for a single one-year tenure.