The newly-elected Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Innocent Okafor, says the new NANS officials will ensure non-disruption of academic activities in tertiary institutions in the country.
He said the new students’ leadership would provide quality leadership to the Nigerian youths and renew their hope as major stakeholders in nation-building.
Okafor, who hails from Anambra State, emerged victorious during the NANS election held in Abuja on Friday.
In a statement in Awka today, he urged youths in the country to look at the future with great optimism.
He said, “NANS will ensure peaceful coexistence and non-disruption of academic activities in tertiary institutions in the country.”
Okafor was a former secretary and deputy coordinator of NANS Zone B comprising 75 tertiary institutions across the South-East and South-South states of Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Imo, Rivers, Delta, Cross-River, Edo, and Akwa-Ibom.
Bye-election: Senate is not a place for jokers, says Diri
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats.
He also said the Senate is not a place for jokers but qualified individuals.
Speaking to newsmen after casting his vote at Sampou, his country home, the governor expressed confidence that the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party were going to win the elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Bayelsa bye-elections took place in the Bayelsa Central and West Senatorial Districts, vacated by him and the deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Diri said, “The candidates of PDP are incomparable. We fielded quality candidates and you can see the difference between the PDP candidates and particularly the other candidates. I don’t want to mention the names.
“The Senate is not a place for jokers or people who were dismissed from the service. The Senate is for those with integrity and for those who can comprehend.
“It is for those who can bring an argument on the floor that can convince their colleagues and I think the candidates of PDP have all that.”
He explained that the process of the election was very easy and faster maintaining that the card reader identified him.
“I can describe the process as being smooth and peaceful. The accreditation and voting enhanced the process instead of waiting for hours,” he said.