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Sunday, February 17, 2019

NANS Threatens Nationwide Protest Monday Over Polls Shift

The National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened that its members would organise nationwide protests against the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Spokesman of the association, Mr. Azeez Adeyemi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.

Adeyemi said the students would organise nationwide protests on Monday against the INEC’s decision.


He stated that the association was fully mobilised for the protests and that no attempt to stop it would succeed.

He described the situation as “show of shame and disgrace to a country.”

The body lamented that countries often learnt from their past, “but, that is not so with Nigeria.”

Adeyemi, however, cautioned that the sovereignty of Nigeria should not be toyed with by selfish leaders, adding that the unity of the country should not be frustrated.

He stated that it was a shame and a bad signal to worldwide observers that the sincerity in the forthcoming elections was diminishing.

“The sovereignty of Nigeria should not be toyed with by any leader. Our forefathers fought for this; the unity of the nation should not be frustrated.

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