We’ll not be confrontational – NANS President
BY SIKIRULLAH AKINOLA, OAU
The new President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Yinka Gbadebo has re-iterated that NANS administration won’t be confrontational, not until all options have been exhausted at resolving issues.
Gbadebo, who spoke with Quadlife in Abuja bared his mind on sundry issues regarding his election and programmes of action.
He said; “I feel humbled that after so many years of my contributions to the struggle for the emancipation of Nigerian students, God in his infinite mercy has graciously permitted me to get to the pinnacle of students’ unionism in Nigeria against all odds. Honestly, it was not an easy path to tread,” Gbadebo said on how he felt being elected as NANS president.
Debunking insinuations that he applied for OAU diploma in order to be eligible to contest for the number one position, he said that he came to OAU to obtain more knowledge after waiting so long for “UNAD to release my result all to no avail based on political reasons that are interwoven with my active participation in students’ unionism.”
He said the rumour peddlers are ignorant of the content of NANS constitution, adding that the constitution states clearly that to be eligible for presidential election, you must be studying a course of not less than two years duration in any institution of higher learning. “Most of them have never seen NANS constitution and charter of demands in their life and they want to aspire.”