The Senate of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has impeached the association’s president, Danielson Bamidele Akpan, over alleged financial misappropriation.
The president’s impeachment was part of the resolutions announced at a senate meeting held via video conferencing on Tuesday.
The students’ legislative body said the action was taken over Akpan’s failure to clear himself after a committee was set up to look into allegations which indicted him of misappropriation and diversion of students COVID-19 Palliatives.
The body also accused the impeached president of “fraudulently concealing information relevant to help the growth of the organisation and development of the country.”
In addition, he was found guilty of “abusing 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.
“This committee recommended to senate that in exercise of the senate powers and functions encapsulated and vividly provided in Article 13 (a) of the constitution and charter of demand of NANS to remove the president, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan from office and expel him from the Organization with immediate effect,” the senate added.
Akpan was immediately replaced with a former vice president of the association, Comrade Chidi Ilogede.