National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has taken a really bold step against all the political parties in the country, threatening to obstruct party conventions that would lead to the selection of their political representatives.
The student group recently charged the parties to put a stop to the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU Strike which is destabilising the academic arrangements of promising Nigerian students.
However, their target mainly is Abuja, as the students’ body has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to forget any political gathering in Federal Capital Territory, FCT, except there is a solution to the lingering ASUU strike.
According to a statement issued by the NANS President, Sunday Asefon, in Abuja, it was vividly stated that the union would interrupt activities of the political parties unless they intervene and ensure students at he return to their places of studies.
The statement reads in part: “We also want to advise the government and the politicians who are busy campaigning to be President to either resolve the ASUU crisis or give direct orders to the security operative to shoot us at the venue during party conventions to select a presidential candidate. If we remain at home because of the strike, they should just forget it,”
The apex students’ union body also expressed anger that those saddled with the responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the education sector, including the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, “have picked up the outrageous N100million presidential forms of the ruling APC.”