A serious war is brewing in the ranks of the National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS), owing to the decision of the incumbent president, Comrade Aniedi Michael to cling onto power, despite his tenure’s expiration.
Speaking with newsmen, a student leader from the University of Uyo stated that Comrade Michael whose tenure recently ended on January 3, 2021, had lobbied the parliament to expunge the single term clause from the constitution.
Corroborating the allegation, another source further alleged that the incumbent president has refused to tender account of his stewardship in the past one year and is also refusing to set up an electoral committee.
“At this point, Comrade Aniedi Michael should act as a gentleman by handing over power. We heard of his plans to stay in power for an additional one year, now those rumours have come to fulfillment.
“The rumours that he has masterminded the amendment of NAAKISS is an illegal move that will be thoroughly resisted”, he narrated.
Also speaking, another student leader appealed to the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Education and all stakeholders in the education sector to urgently intervene.
Contacted for reaction, Comrade Michael urged students to consult the NAAKISS constitution and added that he was waiting for the State Ministry of Education to give direction on the matter.
“I believe the students that met with you, I believe they should have the NAAKISS Worldwide constitution, and also as a journalist, you should be aware that the new commissioner (for education) just came into office.
“I have already started the process, what is left is for the ministry to furnish me with the processing tools to move in. The students should have the constitution of NAAKISS”, he said.