The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Yala wing on Thursday endorsed Senator Rose Oko to run for a second term in office.
The Cross river state Director general for due process and price intelligence bureau, Hon.Barrister Alphonsus Ogar Eba , who led the Executive members of the association on a courtesy visit to Dr.Rose Oko, expressed their support at her Calabar home .
The delegation, which passed a vote of confidence on Senator Rose, also presented a certificate of credence to Senator Rose Oko for her pursuit of good governance and empowerment of women and the youth.
“As pragmatic and visionary yala sons and daughters, we can see through the veil of distraction and boldly applaud your efforts for infrastructural and human empowerment. “We have unflinchingly determined to put all political detractors and evil geniuses to shame in 2019 by giving Dr.Rose Oko the singular and total support of all yala students.
“As a united association, all students have been mandated to cast their votes for Senator Rose Oko to emerge victorious and continue the good works of empowerment and good governance,’’ he said.
Eba noted that in order to actualise this, his campaign team had floated the Okadigbo Vanguard to champion this cause.
The executive members of the union commended Dr.Rose for her support to yala students and youths.
Responding, Dr.Rose Oko while expressing her love and support for the student body, commended its leadership for consistent constructive engagement on national issues.
“Especially at this time when some take advantage of every situation without concern for national security.
“This really shows that our youths are coming of age and that they can be relied upon in the task of nation building. “Today, our youths in the tertiary institutions are hard-working and are hopeful of a better future for this country, in spite of our challenges,’’ the senator said. She urged them to continue in their constructive engagements on national issues and lend voices to positive moves in the interest of the nation. “Your organisation should continue to champion the cause of peace in our nation as no nation progresses in an atmosphere of insecurity.
“As students, you cannot stay in school if there is no peace. Therefore do not allow anyone to use you as agents of destabilisation.
“You must resist the temptation of being used by politicians as thugs during elections.
“You should learn to be patriotic and not be a willing tool in the hands of those bent of sowing seeds of discord among our people,’’ she charged them.
She said “as mothers, we are praying for you because we love you, you are our future, our hope.
You must therefore remember the children of whom you are and face your studies squarely’’.