The governor Osun State Rauf Aregbesola on Monday 17th August 2018 has advised corpers members against election rigging in the September 22 gubernatorial elections in the State.
Aregbesola who was represented by Mrs Folakemi Adegboyega, Commissioner for Employment and Youth Engagement spoke during the closing /terminal parade of the orientation course for the 2018 Batch B Stream II corps members, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp in Ede, Osun.
“You all have been rightly informed during the swearing-in ceremony of your role in the forthcoming election in the state.”
“Ensure to abide by the advice which came to you through seasoned officers of the scheme and its collaborating agencies, when you are called upon for participation in the election process in the course of your service year.
“Shun violence and corruption, ensure that the votes of every citizen at the polling units counts and do not allow yourselves to be used by anyone to perpetuate rigging during the process.”
“Remember your family, the scheme, and the nation at large are looking up to you; and so, do not let the trust reposed in you by these people be at nought,” he said.
The Osun State NYSC Coordinator Mar Emmanuel Attah assured the people of the state that the scheme will continue to play its neutral role in the electoral process in Nigeria.
He also advised politicians not to induce corps members while adding that the NYSC will not take it lightly with individuals or groups that intimidate or harm corpers in the name of political thuggery.
Credit: Guardian NG