– NANS has congratulated President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari
– The Body urged Atiku Abubakar and other presidential candidates and political parties to honourably accept defeat
National Association of Nigerian Students NANS in a statement released has congratulated the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress APC for his victory in the 2019 Presidential Election.
This latest statement was made by the Public Relations Officer of the students’ body, Mr. Bestman Okereafor, in Enugu state today.
According to NANS the victory was made possible as a result of large turnout of Nigerian students and youths who were the major determinants of the 2019 Election.
Below is an extract of the statement released by NANS, It read
“The leadership of the apex students governing body, NANS, heartily congratulates President Buhari over his well-deserved victory following his declaration as winner of the 2019 Presidential Election by the INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
“This movement to victory had been made possible through the large turnout of Nigerian students and youths who are obviously the major determinants of the 2019 Election.”
The NANS PRO in his statement however, reached out to other presidential contestants and political parties, especially the candidate of the major opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as the body urged them to be honourable in conceding defeat.
It also reached out to those that lost their lives during the election, it stated that they would be remembered as heroes and heroine of democracy in the country.
NANS disclosed it was not unaware of the events that took place before, during and after the election which include violence, killing of ad hoc staff, Malfunctioned card readers, burning of INEC offices among others, it, however, stated that it believed these would be addressed in subsequent elections.
The body also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be free, fair and accessible as he commences another four years in office.