With the 2023 general elections by the corner, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned that any corps member invloved in electoral misconduct would be allowed to face the full wrath of the law.
NYSC Spokesperson, Mr. Eddy Megwa gave the warning in a statement issued on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
TheFact Daily gathered that this was in response to trending news on the social media over electoral misconduct involving an INEC staff, a Corps Member and others.
Megwa said it was unfortunate that corps member Orji Desmond Nkenna who was one of the accused persons could debase himself into such an atrocious act. He noted that the case was under investigation and if found guilty, the law would be invoked accordingly.
The Spokesperson further said: “The NYSC as a responsible youth-moulding organisation hereby dissociates itself from such unpatriotic act of the culprits. We also in NYSC condemn the act in totality.
“The involvement of Corps Members in previous elections in the country was borne out of their track record of impeccable performances in several previous national assignments and we are proud of them all that stick to the rules.
“All Corps Members right from the Orientation Camps are always sensitized by NYSC and INEC officials on their roles during elections, including the statutory sanctions if they violate the electoral laws.
“Consequently any Corps Member that engages himself in any form of electoral offence must squarely face the wrath of the law as stipulated in the electoral act.
“NYSC would continue to play its role of promoting the unity and integration of the country, as it has been doing in its almost fifty years of existence.
“With the 2023 general elections around the corner, the NYSC would 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”, Megwa said.