The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reacted to the arrest of a corps member, Orji Nkenna, and some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over missing Permanent Voters Cards in Osun State..

The Director, Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, in a statement on Sunday, condemned the Nkenna alleged involvement in electoral misconduct.

KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that police arrested Nkenna, an INEC supervisor, and another, were arrested by the police for being responsible for missing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The state police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, alleged that the accused and others at large manipulated the collection of PVCs at Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state.

Megwa said,” We have also noted that the case is under investigation, and if found guilty, the law should be invoked accordingly.

” The NYSC, as a responsible youth-moulding organisation, hereby dissociates itself from such unpatriotic act of the culprits.”

He said 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.

According to him, 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.

”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 will continue to play its role of promoting the unity and integration of the country, as it has been doing in its almost 50 years of existence.

”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.

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