The Senate of the National Association of Nigerian Students has impeached the President of NANS, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan and sworn in Comrade Chidi Ilogede, who hitherto was the Vice President National Affairs as President of NANS with immediate effect.
This was contained in a release issued by the duo of Senate President and Senate Clerk, Gambo Abu Muhammed and Kabiru M. Ibrah and made available to the news men.
According to them,”A Committee set up by the NANS Senate to investigate allegations of misappropriation and diversion of students Covid-19 Palliatives indicted the President for financial impropriety, criminally diverting students Covid-19 palliatives, fraudulently concealing information relevant to help the growth of the organization and the development of the country and having abused his office by doing arbitrary and unlawful acts which are prejudicial to the rights of other members of the NANS all in violation of the Code of Conduct of an official of NANS as enshrined in Schedule 3 of the Constitution and Charter of Demand of NANS”.
“The former NANS President was also indicted for having not been remorseful despite being exposed that he had received the money as alleged but rather resorted to threatening the lives of members of the Committee in an attempt to deter and intimidate them from carrying out their Constitutionally mandated function and also threatened the life of the Senate President Mr. Gambo Abu Mohammed”.
“This Committee recommended to Senate that in exercise of the Senate powers and functions encapsulated and vividly provided in Article 13 (a) of the Constitution and Charter of Demand of NANS to remove the President, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan from office and expel him from the Organization with immediate effect”.
“His actions, the Committee said had done irreparable damage to the NANS and brought it to disrepute thereby making NANS a laughing stock among reasonable persons in the society. It also said the action was to serve as a deterrent to other officials of NANS present and in the future to know that they cannot take the organization and its membership for a ride”.
“The former NANS President had received huge sums of money from some government agencies including the NNPC for students Covid-19 Palliatives and diverted the money while denying he did not receive any money at all”.
” A vast majority of the students were shocked when evidence was uncovered by the Investigation Committee proving that he received the money as alleged”.
“Therefore in exercise of the powers of the Senate as contained in Article 13 of the Constitution and Charter of Demands and the overwhelming votes of the Senators and the earlier Vote of No Confidence passed by the National Executive Committee”.
“Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan hereby stands impeached and Comrade Chidi Ilogede is hereby sworn in as the President of NANS”.
“All NANS property and funds in the former President’s possession are to be fully recovered”.
“National Convention of NANS to hold immediately in 30 days precisely between November 12th -November 15th 2020 in Abuja”.
” All organs of NANS are hereby directed to comply with immediate effect. All security and government Agencies to be adequately notified”, the statement concluded