- NYSC corps members who will serve as adhoc official during the forthcoming Kogi election have been told what to do in cases of danger
- The director general of NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, advise the corps members to run for their dear lives in such situation
- However, Mahmood Yakubu, the national chairman of INEC, said that the security of lives is sure during and beyond the election
Serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who will work as adhoc officials during the November 16 gubernatorial election in Kogi have been advised to consider their safety first should any life-threatening scenario arise.
The advise was given on Friday, November 8, by the director general of NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his statement issued by Adenike Adeyemi, director, press and public relations, NYSC headquarters in Abuja.
In the statement, Ibrahim said: “Be courteous when dealing with the electorates, caution yourself when provoked and ensure that your phone is fully charged with enough call cards during the election."
The NYSC boss further warned the concerned corps members: “Run for your dear lives in case of any emergency and don’t endanger your safety.”
Moreover, Ibrahim urged the corps members to ensure that they adhere to electoral rules as they carry out their duties.
On his part, Mahmood Yakubu, the national chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that there will be no toleration of violation of electoral laws during the poll.
Yakubu said: “Be neutral and non-partisan because NYSC would not tolerate and Corps Member that violate the electoral act.”
INEC's boss, however, assured the corps members that everything has been put in place to ensure safety and security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council had alleged that some thugs had invaded Kogi state prior to the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state on November 16.
The spokesperson for the council, Austin Okai, drew the attention of the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, and the commissioner of police in the state.