My victory at the election last weekend in Abuja was designed by God, the new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, says.
While speaking on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable, the NANS president debunks the claim that his election was sponsored by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
Asefon said, “I have not set my eyes on Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. No politician sponsored me. I consolidated on my mandate and I was not sponsored by anybody. The students accepted my candidacy and the students gave me their mandates.”
He also faults his critics’ belief that he was too old to lead the students’ body as a youth.
He stated that any youth can become NANS president in as much as he or she is a student and accumulated the collective edict of the students.
He disclosed that he would not be distracted by critics who attempt to ‘frame’ him. “I will not be distracted despite attempts to frame me. I have been given the mandate to raise the consciousness of the Nigerian students and liberate them from the shackles and manacles of oppressors,” the NANS president said.
Asefon commenting on the violence that impaired the election which led to his emergence as the new president, said gunshots fee the air at the election venue last week due to ‘little misunderstanding’ during the accreditation process.
The NANS president insisted that no student shot during the electoral process but security operatives intervened and shot in the air to scare corrupted persons from provoking trouble at the election ground.
“I didn’t see any student with any gun. Security operatives shot to restore peace and scare those who wanted to disrupt the election,” Asefon stated.
He however noted that, no life was lost during the rumpus adding that those who were injured are now fine.