Idoma students in UNILAG blast NAIS, deny endorsing David Mark
The National Association of Idoma Students, NAIS,
University of Lagos chapter, has described as
unfortunate the endorsement of former Senate
President, David Mark by the national body.
NAIS, had in a recent statement endorsed the
candidature of Mark for the forthcoming
senatorial rerun election in Benue South.
The Students’ union in a statement jointly signed
by its leaders, Igoche Egwa and Tony Onazi,
slammed Mark’s opponent, Dan Onjeh of the All
Progressives Congress for insulting the former
senate president whom they claimed paid his school
Reacting, however, to the development, President
of NAIS, UNILAG chapter, Comr. Ekere Anthony
Abah in a statement issued on Monday lambasted
those behind the statement.
Ekere wondered why Idoma students could associate
themselves with politics, thus abandoning their
The statement reads in part: “NAIS, UNILAG has
distanced herself from the politics of endorsement
being played by the National Body.
”Mark and Onjeh remain respectable personalities in
Idoma land, though Onjeh’s primary constituency is
the students world and we will always attest to his
leadership enigma any time, any day.
“NAIS, UNILAG wish to allow history work for the
both illustrious sons of Idoma in the poll.
“The statement by the national body endorsing
mark is unfortunate, rather than concentrating on
her primary duty of uniting Idoma students all
over the world the national body is busy seeking
political attention and favour.
“We wonder why all the past endorsement of
candidates had never empowered the Idoma youth.”