The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has elected Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi as its National President.
This comes a few months after a faction in the association announced Sunday Asefon as its President amid chaos and violence that characterised its convention at the old parade ground, Abuja.
Asefon, a civil servant with the Ekiti State Government, got 155 votes to defeat his closest rival, Olushola Oladoja, who had 100 votes.
Outgoing President of the Association, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan in a statement obtained by SaharaReporters congratulated Oyeniyi.
He also debunked speculations that he has transited to a new leadership led by Asefon.
“The National leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS today elects new leadership. The election is the last phase of the national convention held between 24th and 27th June 2021.
“After a keenly contested election, the following were elected by the vast majority of the delegates who came across the country for the election.
“Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi was elected as the National President.
“Others are Comrade Paul Bidas Tenti, Vice President, National Affairs, Comrade Helen Efenji, Vice President, Special Duties, Comrade Isangobong Eyibio, PRO and Comrade Jamiu Abdullahi, Deputy Senate President.
“The convention was preceded by the election of the convention chairman which brought in Comrade Peter Bassey Asuquo and Comrade Modibbo Ibrahim after Comrade Danielson Akpan declared the convention opened,” a statement by Peter Bassey Asuquo, Chairman of the Convention, read.
The crisis rocking the students’ body comes a few weeks after Asefon, a factional President collected N70 million from the Nigerian government and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello to attack human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, and others.