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 fees.
Reacting to the development, President of NAIS, UNILAG chapter, Com. 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 primary duty.
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 the whole endorsement of candidates which overtime has not empowered the Idoma youth.”