OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS/JOINT CAMPUS COMMITTEE (NANS/JCC), EKITI STATE.*
Our attention has been drawn to the press text released by one Mr Adeyemi Azeez, a self acclaimed PRO of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) declaring the wife of Ekiti State Governor Erelu Bisi Fayemi personal non grata 50 meters to any university campus.
While we cry and mourn the sudden death of two (2) of our members arising from the recklessness of some trigger happy policemen, we condemn in totality the efforts by some rent seekers to turn the story upside down to score cheap political point and blackmail the wife of the governor in order to cash out on the death of our members.
While the event that led to the death of our members from the Federal University of Oye Ekiti is worrisome and has thrown the entire students movement in the state into mourning, it is imperative to state that the version of the story been promoted by the self acclaimed PRO of NANS is nothing but a mere conjunction of poorly package lies and blackmail by some rent seekers who derive pleasure in cashing out from Nigerian students woes.
It is instructive to state that up to the time of going to the press, no national leadership of NANS has called the leadership of the State Joint Campus Committee to commemorate with us, mourn with us or seek to know the true story surrounding the death of our students. It is pertinent to state that the said PRO of NANS who is from Ogun State, a less than 3hours journey to Ekiti State neither visited us to solidarize with us at this trying time but went ahead to publish falsehood to further charge the already charged atmosphere in the state to cause more damage while they smile to the bank.
While we call on the inspector general of police to fish out the killers of two of our members and bring them to book without any further delay, we warn in very clear terms that neither the PRO of NANS nor the National President should contemplate visiting Ekiti State during this period of mourning as we can not guarantee their safety since they have decided to use the death of our members to further enrich themselves. We also wish to state irrevocably that the press text by the self acclaimed PRO of NANS do not in anyway represent the incident resulting to the death of our members and the public is advised to discard such cheap blackmail.
For the avoidance of doubt, we will resist any attempt by some fifth columnist to turn this ugly and very regrettable recklessness of the Nigerian Police to political instrument of blackmail or a pay cheque for rent seekers.
We mourn, we cry, we WARN.
*Comr. Ogunleye Abiola Johnson*
*_Chairman, NANS/JCC, Ekiti State._*
*Comr. Ojo Pius Oluwaseun*
*GENERAL SECRETARY, NANS/JCC EKITI STATE*
*Comr. Owaraye Damilola*
*P.R.O, NANS/JCC EKITI STATE*