NANS declares no presidential primaries will hold in Abuja in solidarity over ASUU strike.  

Written by on May 2, 2022

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has declared that no political party will hold a convention to select any presidential candidate in Abuja.

Peoples Democratic Party picked the Federal Capital Territory for its May Convention to select its presidential candidate amid 15 aspirants from all over the country, while ruling All Progressives Congress is also reported to have considered Abuja for its presidential primary later this month.

However, NANS President, Sunday Asefon, in a statement titled, ”End ASUU Strike Or Forget Political Activities In Abuja”, told the political parties to either end the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities since February 14, 2022, or forget about holding any presidential primary in the nation’s capital.

The apex students’ union body also expressed anger that those saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of the education sector, including Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; had picked the outrageous 100 million naira presidential forms of the ruling party.

Seun Fakorede

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