You can’t rule in 2015, NANS tells APC, others, endorses Jonathan, Olejeme
The rising political profile of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other opposition parties in the country is coming under serious threat from Nigerian students.
The students who are bent on truncating the attempt of the parties to occupy the presidential and governorship seats in some states, Friday, advised Nigerians not to vote for opposition parties in 2015.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) vowed to make Dr.
Goodluck Jonathan president through the ballot box in 2015.
“History will be repeated in 2015”
The association also urged the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to field the chairperson of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as the party's candidate for the governorship election in Delta State.
The call was made at the inauguration of the Nigeria Students Transformation Vanguard which preceded the 2014 annual convention of NANS in Asaba, Delta State. The event which was attended by over ten thousand students also had the National leadership of NANS, zonal leaders of NANS, joint campus committee chairmen, over 150 students'
union presidents and 16 former presidents and senate presidents of the association.
Describing the Transformation Agenda of President Jonathan as unprecedented in the history of Nigeria, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) President, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo commended Mr. President for contributing greatly to the development of the country.
The association listed education, youth empowerment and the
infrastructural development of the country as areas where Mr.
On Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, the association said “Having screed all the aspirants that have come out till date in Delta State, NANS has come to the conclusion that Dr. Ngozi Olejeme appears the only aspirant whose interest, integrity and reputation tower far above others”
Emphasizing Olejeme's contributions to the development of the Students movement in Nigeria and her untiring commitment to youth development in Delta State, the association said Dr. Olejeme identified with the Programmes of the union and the struggle for better education in Nigeria.
Not unmindful of the criticism that may emanate from the decision of the association, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo challenged those not happy with the decision to come out to debate with key members of the association on the achievements of past leaders and the current president.
The association also dismissed other aspirants eyeing the presidential seat.
“They cannot contribute to the development of Nigeria”
He mandated the Transformation Vanguard to collect the signatures of ten million volunteers. He also enjoined the various chapters to commence door to door advocacy of the Goodluck Transformation Agenda.