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NAUS Condemn KWASU SU Election Malpractices, Demands Fairness

The National Association of University Students (NAUS) in a press statement through it National President Comr. Lawal A. Adebayo condemn Kwara state university Student Union (SU) election malpractice and demand justice.

Here is the press statement;

National Association of University Students (NAUS) Condemn KWASU SU Election Malpractices, Demands Fairness

It is about time the leadership of this prestigious association would explode with the way oppressors are meddling into the affairs of our union.

This is the voice of the voiceless and the voice for the oppressed,  even the masters of power understand that the act of been superior over others is inconsequential next to the reality of it, it is totally wrong for top functionaries of Kwara State University management (KWASU) to maliciously disqualified a legitimate and law abiding candidate, who positioned himself like other students for a leadership role,  to represent the students interest,

"An injustice in KWASU is an injustice everywhere and as a body that represents Nigerian University students, we are worried with the reports getting to our secretariat, of disqualification of one Abdulrahman Abdulbasit,  a penultimate student of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) by the University authority on an alleged comment by the candidate to partner local vigilantees in tackling insecurity in and around the University. It is worthy of note here that the Local Vigilantee is a duly registered organization in Nigeria and not a secret society.

No Nigeria law or constitution give any constituted Nigeria Universities Staff or arm the right to determine who emerge in students Union election. The elections must pass through a fully credible process and devoid of bias, either from the management or any external force, it is strictly students business.

It therefore saddens our heart that a University of KWASU standard and citadel of learning of repute, that pride itself as  a university that equips students with skills and integrity cannot allow for a free and fair students election for reasons best known to the University management and other interested stakeholders

it is on this premise that the National Association of University Students is ringing a bell of warning to every part of the management member who has taken it upon him or herself to tactically impose the emergence of a candidate as SU President of the University, to with immediate effect desist from such act or face the full wrath of the association.

In the interest of justice, we demand that the University authority breaks silence and make public the acclaimed security reasons why the candidate in question was disqualified for public scrutiny and equally retrace their step by conducting a fresh election that would be free from bias and undue imposition and influence.

We demand that the above requests be met on or before Monday, 30th April, 2018, otherwise, the NAUS secretariat will deploy it's nachineries against oppression as perpetrated in KWASU to equally oppress our oppressors.

However, we would like to suggest to the Vice Chancellor to immediately set up a committee that would investigate the reasons behind the disqualification of Comr. AbdulRaman AbdulBasit, In order to bring peace and Tranquility to the University community.

We hereby proclaim that Godfatherism would not be condone in any University's students union in Nigeria, at least not under our leadership and we shall fight it to the last drop of our blood.

We equally advice the students of the University to maintain peace and orderliness and disregard any kangaroo student union leader fraudulently elected until there is transparency in the electioneering process,

I appeal to all our KWASU brothers and sisters to be calm and assured that we shall not relent until Victory is certain. We equally extend our appeal to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the national level to wade in to this issue as report reaching us indicts the Kwara state axis of the association in the whole process.

Note: As we carefully utilized the 3Cs of our common struggle, if the authority choose to remain unjustly silent on this matter, we shall not hold back to use the last "C" of the Struggle to bring justice and equity to KWASU SU.

Viva Aluta
Comr. Lawal A. Adebayo
National President

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