The association made this known through a press release signed by its President, Comrade Danielson Akpan. The Association stated that – the lingering ASUU strike is a deliberate ploy to disenfranchise students who registered for the elections within their school environments.
Taking excerpts from the letter, “The leadership of NANS after a careful observation of the continued insensitive shut down of our universities due to the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and Academic staff union of polytechnics wish to unapologetically declare – Operation No Resumption, No Election”
“Consequently Nigerian students have decided to take their destinies in their hands, enough of politics being played with our future. We wish to inform the general public that Nigerian students would resist any election conducted in any part of the country should pour campuses be shut till election date.”
“We are conscious layers of the nation and on no account shall we allow this disenfranchisement of the largest voting population of our members in a major election to pass due to no fault of the students. We have 22.3m registered students, eligible to change re destiny of the nation. We refused to be sacrificed in exercising this obligatory demand to our nation at this crucial moment. Our voices must be heard and our votes must count.”