The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has elected Pedro Obi from the Delta State University as its new president.
Obi, a Phd student of Guidance and Counseling studies got 212 votes to defeat his closest rival, Lucky Emonefe who scored 83 votes.
Emonefe was said to be the preferred choice of President Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi.
The election was held at the old parade ground, Abuja.
According to report , the outgoing president, Usman Barambu suspended the former electoral committee, saying it was compromised, an action which paved way for another set of executives to conduct the election.
The students body had zoned the position of president of NANS to Zone B (South-south).
Confirming the incident, Levi Okuru, cordinator of Zone B said, “Congratulations Comr. Pedro Chibuzo Obi on your Victory at the poll as President of NANS. We believe you have the voice for Nigerian Students. Viva Aluta.”
DAILY GIST earlier reported how the Old Parade Ground, venue of the national convention of the association was on Friday, December 1, characterised by heavy shootings.
The shootings, which started on Thursday, continued on Friday at the venue of the convention, which is a few distance away from the Defense Headquarters, Abuja.