Comrade Danielson Bamidele AKPAN, the authentic President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), with the mandate of the Nigerian students, has taken proactive measures to stop the impersonator of his office, one Mr. Gideon Obande.
Obande, a student of the Nasarawa State University, who polled seven votes in the last election, has been parading himself as NANS President, misleading the general public and ‘defrauding’ the innocent ones.
In a statement released from the President’s office, Comrade Bamidele said there has been a successful reconciliation between both parties.
He said that an agreement was reached at the FCT Police Command, Abuja where Mr. Obande pledged to support the authentic NANS leadership, adding that NANS Comrades witnessed the occasion, including Hon. Fred Omakwu, who stood as surety for Mr. Gideon Obande.
The statement reads: “This is to inform comrades and the general public that there has been a peaceful and successful reconciliation between the newly elected leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students led by Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan and the dissenting group led by Comrade Obande Gideon O.
“This development brings to an immediate end, the unfortunate issue of impersonating the office of the NANS President.
“The agreement was reached at the FCT Police Command Abuja, in the presence of NANS comrades and stakeholders, including Hon Fred Omakwu, who stood as a surety for Comrade Obande Gideon O., and Comrade John Abba, a key witness.
“Comrade Obande Gideon O. has pledged to support the duly elected NANS President, Comrade Danielson Bamidele, and drop every grievances to allow the association move forward.
“On his part, the NANS President, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan pledged to run an inclusive government that will accommodate the interest of all Nigerian Students and take the association to its pinnacle”.