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NANS warns Jonathan on succession bid

By Emmanuel Elebeke

LAGOS —  the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has warned Vice President Goodluck Jonathan not to succumb to pressure of those calling on him to take over power from President Umaru Yar’Adua.

It also called on Nigerians to pray for the speedy recovery of the ailing President rather than calling for his resignation.

The newly elected President of the association, Mr Etuk Bassey, made the call Wednesday in an inaugural press conference organised by the association to usher in the newly elected executives of the association in Lagos.

The President also called on detractors of democracy in the country to desist from the orchestrated misinformation about the President, which, according to, him could cause disharmony and disunity in the country.

Bassey who expressed worry over the politicisation of the matter by some people, queried the justification for such calls on the President to resign by some aggrieved Nigerians, insisting that the constitution should be allowed to take its cause by the  Vice President in acting capacity on behalf of the President pending when he returns.

The association also took a swipe on the non implementation of the UNESCO declaration on education by the Federal Government, and called on the relevant authorities in the country  to expedite action to ensure that the 26 per cent of the nation’s annual budget was allotted to the education sector, as prescribed by the world body.


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