Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have started the process of removing Sunday Asefon as its President over alleged unlawful tenure elongation.
The members accused him of the inability to serve the primary purpose of the association, which is to protect the general interest of all Nigerian students, both at home and abroad.
Asefon was elected on December 4, 2020, for a one-year tenure at the NANS convention in Abuja at the age of 45 and was supposed to hand over in December 2021.
He has however failed to conduct another convention or hand over in line with the association’s constitution.
A source within the association discretely disclosed that its Senate arm had begun moves to impeach Asefon as President over “incompetence, misappropriation of funds, corruption, elongation of tenure and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerian Students”.
The source cited the current impasse between the Nigerian government and university teachers which has seen students sitting at home for close to six months, saying the NANS President was found wanting in the challenge of bringing both parties together because he is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The source alleged that Asefon was busy campaigning for the APC, the same party in government which has failed to end the ASUU strike.
Asefon, was said to have also manipulated the NANS constitution and Charter of Demand without recourse to constitutional provisions, by spending over 8 months in office after his tenure elapsed in disregard to the constitution of the association.