Asefon wins NANS presidential election


Sunday Dayo Asefon has been declared winner of the 2020 national presidential election of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), in Abuja.

Mr Asefon, who is in his forties, is a postgraduate diploma student in Public Sector Governance and Administration at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

Of all the candidates, gathered that he polled 155 votes to defeat Olushola Oladoja of the University of Ibadan who polled 100 votes.

The election also had Muniru Momodu of the University of Lagos polling 11 votes.

Adeola Gbenga Olusa of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba had 2 votes and Kayode Alabi of the Federal University of Technology, Akure polled just 7 votes while 7 votes were invalid.

The NANS Convention had on Thursday witnessed heavy gunshots as some people were reportedly injured at the Old Parade ground, Area 10, Garki, Abuja.

Sunday Dayo Asefon

The outgoing president, who was recently suspended, Danielson Bamidele Akpan, held on to the office for over two years refusing to hand over power.

Trouble was said to have started on Thursday evening as a coordinator of the NANS from one of the zones with a faction, brought in armed men as accreditation was on.

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Upon arrival, it was also gathered that the armed suspected cultists engaged the men of the Department of State Security (DSS) on ground in gun battle.

Some of the DSS officials were said to have taken to their heels and retreated as they were almost outnumbered by the armed cultists.

The incident had one person severely injured and taken to the hospital under critical condition with about 20 persons were said to have been injured.

Normalcy was eventually restored around midnight as the student leaders returned to the venue to continue the election.

It was gathered that security was reinforced as soldiers from Abuja had to be sent to provide security in addition to the DSS officials on ground.

An official of the NANS Convention Planning Committee (CPC), Adamu Kabir, in a tweet monitored by on Thursday night, described the gun battle as “normal” in NANS.

“This sporadic shooting is an annual ritual that must be observed in order to test the ruggedity of candidates contesting for NANS presidency,” Kabir, also known as Karoll, said.

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