Commrad Danielson Bamidele emerges the new president of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS. His emergence was announced the midnight on Tuesday, following the conclusion of 2018 NANS National elections at the Old Parade Ground, FCT Abuja.
The Nasarawa State University, Keffi student polled 104 out of the sum of 272 votes cast, as Com. Bamidele become the 32nd President of the NANS. He and other members of his executive cabinet would be leading the affairs of the apex students’ body for the next one year upon the assumption of office later in the year.
While the election lasted, there were controversies surrounding some votes counted.
Particularly, while the Convention Chairman was being elected, three more votes were added to the total votes count. A sum of 272 delegates was accredited but the result was summed up to be 275.
MD Muktar who later emerged had 82 votes while the first runner-up, Adeyeye Olugbenga had 77 votes. He was followed by three other people whose votes added up to 116.
With that, Muktar was declared the winner by the presiding officer, Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi.
Muktar later conducted the elections as some delegates called senators protested the votes count. His conduct saw to the emergence of the new executive cabinet of the National students’ body.
A faction not comfortable with the outcome of the election emerged. It is led by Gideon Obande who attends the same school as the president-elect. He had 7 votes at the end of the election.