The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Sunday warned Presidential aspirants ahead of their parties primary elections.
NANS President, Sunday Asefon, warned that the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not be allowed to conduct their primary elections, while the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is on strike.
Asefon said Presidential aspirants from both parties should forget about their parties conventions if they can’t prevail on the Federal Government to end ASUU’s strike.
He issued the warning, in the statement titled, ‘End ASUU Strike Or Forget Political Activities In Abuja’.
Asefon said NANS would frustrate any attempt by both parties to conduct their primary elections across the country.
According to Asefon: “Politicians have shown no concern for the plight of the students but are only busy with their selfish and inordinate ambitions to become the next President.
“Let me say without mincing words, the two major political parties should forget any political gathering in Abuja or elsewhere except there is a solution to the lingering ASUU strike.
“We will frustrate all the activities leading to the selection of party candidates if we remain on strike. We also want to advise the government and the politicians who are busy campaigning to be President to either resolve the ASUU crises or give direct orders to the security operative to shoot us at the site during party conventions to select a presidential candidate. If we remain on strike, they should just forget it.”
ASUU had been on strike since February 2022.
Despite several meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government, the ongoing industrial action had continued.