The National Association of Nigerian Students’ (NANS) National Financial Secretary, Comrade Ikechukwu Godspower Okorie has withheld the stand of the Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Pedro Obi by joining him to condemns in strong terms the calous and inhumane decision of a supposed intelligentsia conglomerate called Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on the expulsion of 23 Nigerian students, 12 Faculty Presidents inclusive.
According to him this issue of school fee payment has been on since April 2016, which led to the unfortunate killing of Comr. Peter Ofurum, a first class student of University of Port Harcourt and the former Faculty President of Management Sciences.
The Press Release from the Zonal head reads:
This callous decision of the University of Port Harcourt Senate led by the heartless Vice Chancellor; Prof. Ndowa Lale has further brought to fore a man who is not ready to repent from his murderous way. This has further demonstrated that Mr. Lale Ndowa is not fit to lead a prestigious University as University of Port Harcourt.
How on this earth, 21st century Nigeria will a University expell students without fair hearing, no invitation to appear before any Students disciplinary panel. Expelling student leaders for profering solution has shown the world the autocratic regime presided by Lale Ndowa.
On this note, we hereby direct all University of Port Harcourt Students to forthwith stop all further payment of school fees and registration to University of Port Harcourt until all issue relating to the University fee system is resolved and the non negotiable reinstatement of all politically expelled students of the University with immediate effect.
All students of the University are to by this press release remain at home as anything contrary will bring the University management into an open confrontation with the god of Aluta of the Nigeria Students Movement.
…Until man dies, the struggle continues!
Pedro C. Obi,
Coordinator, NANS Zone B.
Meanwhile, Comrade Ikechukwu Godspower assured the NANS Zonal leadership and Students in Rivers of the support of NANS National. ” An injury to one is injury to all! We would never fold our hands and wash UNIPORT kill the career of innocent Students without fair hearing. He advised the students to remain calm and go about their Xmas Celebration until resumption of academic activities.