The Director-Normal, Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.- Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned politicians to cease harming corps members throughout elections.
Ibrahim stated corps members would now not be deployed to work at polling items in the event that they proceed to undergo assaults.
The D-G gave the warning on Tuesday throughout an on-the-spot inspection of a corps member, Saidu Mohammed, who sustained gunshot accidents at Omuo Ekiti throughout final Saturday’s bye-election held in part of Ekiti.
“I need to enchantment once more; each time there’s an election, don’t contact my corps members. No person ought to contact my corps members throughout an election interval,” he stated.
The NYSC boss who spoke with journalists on the Federal Educating Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, (FETHI), the place the corps member was receiving remedy, described the scenario as worrisome.
“What occurred to Mohammed on Saturday in the course of the bye-election in Omuo-Ekiti is just not a very good one.
“I need to enchantment to Nigerians, election is just not a do-or-die affair, it’s service to humanity.
”Politicians ought to promote themselves to the voters and win in a free, truthful and violence-free election.
“Let the method of election be seamless; free and truthful, it shouldn’t get to the extent of harming harmless individuals,” Ibrahim stated.
Ibrahim stated that Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti had assured him that the regulation enforcement company had arrested some suspects.