- Leadership of NANS has apologised to Nigerians over protest against APC leadership
- Some students led by the Senate president of NANS, Muhammad Gambo, had protested at NASS against APC leaders
- The president of NANS, Danielson Akpan, however, urged Nigerians to disregard the protest, describing it as a misplaced priority
The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has tendered unreserved apology to Nigerians over protest by some Nigerian students.
Legit.ng reports that the president of NANS, Danielson Akpan, tendered the apology in a statement signed by the union's national public relations officer, Adeyemi Azeez, on Friday, May 24, in Abuja.
He called on Nigerians to disregard any protest against the national leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that it was a misplaced priority.
“The national leadership of NANS received with utmost dismay the purported protest staged and led by the senate president of NANS, Muhammad Gambo. The protest led by the senate president of NANS is not a collective resolution of the leadership.
“Not even at this point that NANS has a lot to battle with, among which is the issue of Ondo state government anti students policies. NANS wishes to inform the general public that the protest is not a collective interest or popular decision of the NANS national leadership.
“NANS therefore implore the general public to better see such convergence as a road show by some Nigerian youths. NANS call on the national leadership of APC not to get distracted by any unpopular and politically sponsored protests against the party’s resolve towards ensuring Nigeria have a mutual executive - legislative arm of government," he said.
He said that the association would not be a tool used in disturbing the peace of the country through some students’ leaders.
The NANS president appreciated well meaning and intellectual Nigerian students for their endurance and comportment so far, assuring them of continued meaningful and progressive representation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students passed a vote of confidence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of the 2019 election.
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