For allegedly diverting the Covid-19 palliatives, Danielson Akpan, President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has been impeached.
Akpan was given a marching order on Tuesday, October 13, after a student senate meeting which was held via video conferencing.
The now impeached NAN president assumed office July 2018, with his impeachment coming more than two years after he took the mantle of leadership responsibility at the national level.
According to Premium Times, prior to Akpan’s impeachment stakeholders and concerned officials of the student body has been complaining about his prolonged tenure.
But on Tuesday a student senate led by Comrade Gambo Mohammed gave him a marching order after a special investigative panel set up by the senate fingered Akpan in diversion of student’s COVID-19 palliatives.
Although the amount of money was not disclosed, the impeached president was alleged to have received huge sums of money the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and top government bodies for student’s Covid-19 palliatives.
Akpan was also found guilty of misappropriation of funds and alleged concealing information relevant to help the growth of the body.
Part of the statement read: “Akpan abused his office by doing arbitrary and unlawful acts which are prejudicial to the rights of other members of the NANS all in violation of the Code of Conduct of an official of NANS as enshrined in Schedule 3 of the Constitution and Charter of Demand of NANS.”
“The former NANS President was also indicted for having not been remorseful, despite being exposed that he had received the money as alleged but rather resorted to threatening the lives of members of the committee in an attempt to deter and intimidate them from carrying out their constitutionally mandated function and also threatened the life of the senate president Mr. Gambo Abu Mohammed.”