NYSC Reacts On Arrest Of Corps Member Over Electoral Misconduct
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Sunday condemned an alleged act of electoral misconduct involving a corps member, Orji Nkenna, and some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun State
NYSC made this condemnation in a statement by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Osun Police Command on Saturday said it arrested Nkenna, an INEC supervisor, and another, for being responsible for missing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, alleged that the accused and others at large, manipulated the collection of PVCs at their Local Government Collection office, in the Atakumosa West Local Government Area.
He also said all corps members, right from the orientation camps, were always sensitised by NYSC and INEC officials, to their roles during elections, including the statutory sanctions, in case they violated the electoral laws.
”With the 2023 general elections around the corner, the NYSC will not relent in consolidating the long-existing partnership with INEC, towards ensuring a free, fair, and credible election, to the delight of all Nigerians and the world at large,” he said.