NAOSS election crisis resolved as Atoyebi backs Ogunga led- executives


Members of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) have resolved the crisis that trailed the emergence of Mary Ogunga as the national President of the students’ body.

NAOSS is the umbrella body for students of Ondo State origin in tertiary institutions across Nigeria and in the diaspora.

The recently conducted election of the association had earlier factionalised the students.


But one of the contestants for the position, Atoyebi Grace who initially rejected the outcome of the election has backed down and embraced the winner of the election.

Atoyebi who claimed she was the factional national President of the Association before now, said she has decided to work for the newly elected president to move the Association forward.

Addressing a news conference at the NAOSS secretariat, Atoyebi said, ” There is no crisis in NAOSS, I am no longer the factional president of NAOSS.

“I decided to support Mary Ogunga-led exco in the interest of peace and the development of Ondo state youths.

“There is no need to engage in unnecessary crisis, since my intention is to serve, I am willing to work for the development of Ondo state students’, she said.

Also speaking, the newly elected president of the association,
vowed to raise the bars of the association against all odds.

Ogunga urged other contestants to work with the association to move it to an enviable height.

She said” I have stated in my manifesto that the interest of Ondo students shall be first and I shall not betray their trust.

“I want to thank Her Excellency, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu for her unflinching support for the girl-child and also all Senators, students, my teeming supporters and the public for their support, NAOSS under my leadership shall be great again.”, she assured.

The immediate past President of the association, urged the new leadership to keep the flag flying by prioritising students’ welfare.

“What I expect from the new leadership is commitment to the welfare of students and work together as a team”