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National Association of Polytechnic Students elects new exco(Photos)

The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has elected a new national executives that will pilot the affairs of the union, VAM News reports.

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The election of the new officers was conducted at the 2019 convention of NAPS held at the Edo state Polytechnic Usen at the weekend.

Comr Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi emerged unopposed as convention chairman of NAPS Unity convention 2019 and  Option A4 style(Line Up Behind Your candidate) was adopted.

Comrade Adekanbi Sunday Asuku from Kaduna polytechnic got a total of 27 votes to emerged as the new president of NAPS, beating his opponent Comrade Rio Oghale Rex from Delta state polytechnic, Oguashuku who got 10 votes.

Other executives are Obioha Collins Chinedu (Federal Polytechnic, Nekede Owerri Imo state) Vice President special duties, Anidi Samuel (Federal Poytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa state), Vice President External Affairs, Orjiukw Stephen (IMT Enugu), Dio Oghale Rex (Delta state Polytechnic Ogunashuku) Senate President, Ibrahim Isah Adam (Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin) Deputy Senate President and Nwosu Henry (Fedpoly Nekede) Director Special Duties.

Chairman of the Convention, Comr Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, said a total of 37 delegates drawn from Polytechnic and Monotechnics across the country, attended the convention.

Abdulmajeed, thanked the delegates for the decorum and maturity exhibited throughout the convention.

He described the election as one of the freest and fairest in the history of the union and thanked delegates for their good behaviour and support which led to a smooth conduct of the elections.

Comrade Adekanbi Sunday, NAPS president elect.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after his election, the newly elected NAPS President said: “I feel excited and I thank God because of the confidence repose in me by the students because they believe that by the grace of God I will stand for their rights because we know that Polytechnic students are facing numerous challenges in Nigeria.

Comrade Adekanbi said he would ensure that agreements signed between unions and the government are honoured to put an end to discrimination of polytechnic students and the counterparts in the country.

Full communique of the convention below:


PREAMBLE: Owing to the fact that there are two incumbent leadership of NAPS one led by Mohammed Eneji of Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja and Mohammed Alhassan of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi. The intervention of stakeholders saw to the harmonisation of both factions to produced Convention Planing Committee for Unity Convention.

The unity Convention planing Committee chaired by Fawale Oluwole Jacob and Deputise by Salaudeen A Lukman after rigourous process agreed to hold National Unity Convention at Edo State Polytechnic Usein, Edo State between 28th Nov and 1st November 2019.

The CPC chairman and some members boycoted the official venue of the convention (Edo State Polytechnic Usein) and Mobilise some thugs to impersonate student in a political rally in Benin City declaring support for Gov Godwin Obaseki for his second term bid and condemning the activities and actions of Comr Adams Oshiomole APC National Chairman on Edo politics.

Its very unfortunate that primary objective and purpose of student convergence in Edo state was jettison and abandoned for selfish and pecuniary gain by those entrusted with responsibility to conduct election for new executive to emerge.

Its remain worrisome that suppose independent student body is being used for polical jamboree and undeu interference in political crisis that does not have any bearing on student affairs.

The senators numbering 37 including the Chairman of Departmental Presidents Forum Edo State Polytechnic Usein, Comr. Oguntola Sunday who Represent the SUG of host institution and other members of the committee including Vice Chairman of the CPC who were at Edo State Polytechnic USEIN Ealier, the official venue of convention was informed by the security of the school that they have no information of such hence they are unaware of NAPS Convention.

This informed the mobilisation of the delegates to Benin City where the other CPC members and CPC chairman are doing the endorsement rally for Governor Obaseki.

Upon realisation of the fact that the priority of CPC chairman and his team was to stage political rally as they were obviously more committed to the political Jamboree than any convention, the vice chairman and other CPC members led the delegates mobilised from Edo State Polytechnic to Ohoba Primary School  Benin City to commence the election process.

37 senators was accredited and election of convention chairman followed.

Comr Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi emerged unopposed as Convention Chairman 2019 National Convention and Option A4 style (Line Up Behind Your Candidate) was adopted for the election for Transperency and credibility purpose.

Comr. Mba Emmanuel Odinaka
President Enugu State Polytechnic Iwollo Enugu State, Comr Peter Silvanus SUG President Federal School Of Statistics Mancok Kaduna State,  Comr Rilwan Ibrahim Rep of Kano State College of Technology Kano State and Comr. Amb. Ezeh Chukwuebuka Ebenezer, SUG President Fed Poly Nekede Owerri Imo State was nominated as Communique Drafting Committee.

Election into offices Commence and The following Comrade (s) Emerged with total votes acured before their Names.


Dio Oghale Rex
Delta State Polytechnic Oguashuku

10 votes

Adekanbi Sunday Asuku
Kaduna Polytechinc kaduna

27 votes (Winner)

Senate President

Dio Oghale Rex
Delta State Polytechnic Oguashuku

26 votes (Winner)

Anidi Samuel
Federal Polytechnic Ekowe Balyelsa State

10 votes

1 Abstained.

Vice President Special Duties

Obioha Collins Chinedu
Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri Imo State


Vice President External Affairs

Anidi Samuel
Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Balyelsa State


Deputy Senate President

Ibrahim Isah Adam
Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin

Vice President South East

Orjiukw Stephen
IMT Enugu,


Director Special Duties

Nwosu Henry
Fedpoly Nekede

Other offices was suspended to be concluded in the senate meeting of the association.

Attached is the video/pictures of the election process, also the picture of political campaign/Declaration executed by CPC Chairman which made him and his team to abandoned and ignore the primary objective of student Convergence in Edo state.

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