Any corps member involved in any form of electoral offence must squarely face the wrath of the law as stipulated in the Electoral Act.
NYSC spokesman, Eddy Megwa, in a statement yesterday, was reacting to the reported involvement of a corps member, Orji Desmond Nkenna, in an electoral malpractice in Osun State.
Megwa, who noted that the case was under investigation, said if the corps member was found guilty, the law should be invoked accordingly.
He said it was unfortunate for the corps member to “debase himself into such an atrocious act.”
He said with the 2023 general elections around the corner, the NYSC would not relent in consolidating the long existing partnership with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards ensuring a free, fair and credible election to the delight of all Nigerians and the world at large.
“The NYSC, as a responsible youth-moulding organization, 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.”