NANS election: Jigawa governor's aide accused of imposing candidates

NANS election: Jigawa governor's aide accused of imposing candidates


Posted by ambassador (M) » 08 Oct,2017

There is crisis in Zone A of the National Association of Nigerian
Students (NANS)
- An aide of Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar has
been fingered as the arrow head of the crisis
- Petitions have been sent to the police headquarters and the
Department of State Services (DSS)
Reports reaching indicates that the Zone A of the
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is currently
enmeshed in crisis.
Members of the zone's NANS convention planing committee have
reportedly laid complains before the governor of the state, Alhaji
Badaru Abubakar, against his senior special assistant on students
matters, Mr Ibrahim G. Ibrahim popularly known as Babalolo.
The committee members are demanding for the arrest and
prosecution of Babalolo, accusing him of imposition during the
association's recent elections.s
In a statement sent to and jointly signed by the
coordinator elect of NANS, Zone A, Comrade Umar Faruk Lawal,
and chairman of the convention planning committee, Comrade
Mohammed Yusuf, they accused the governor's aide of
1. Criminal intimidation
2. Destruction of property
3. Disturbance of public peace and
4. Sponsoring rioting thugs armed with deadly weapons during the
Based on the criminal allegations, the duo called on the Nigeria
police and the DSS to arrest and investigate Babalolo and his allies
to ascertain the allegations levelled against them.
They also demanded that the governor's aide and his associates
must take full responsibilities and pay for the damages of the
destroyed properties.we gathered that the election which involved 10
states was
held at the Abdulsalam Abubakar Youth Centre, Minna, Niger state.
Nwe cannot however independently verify the authenticity of
the claims made in the press statement sent.
Efforts to reach Babalolo proved abortive as at the time this report
was published.
Meanwhile, a professor in the University of Benin UNIBEN was
recently killed by unknown gunmen.
Late Professor Paul Otasowie was said to have been shot dead by
the armed men in front of his residence on Ekehuan road in Oredo
local government area of the state on Wednesday, October 4.
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