By Favour Goodness
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured the preparedness of corps members deployed to the state for the Nov. 6 governorship election.
Mrs Yetunde Baberinwa, NYSC’ Anambra state coorfinator gave the assurance weekend at the Scheme’s Carnival event at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Unity Orientation Camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu in Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
She said o fewer than 2,206 corps members have been registered and trained by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state for the exercise.
She assured that corps members under her watch would carry out a transperant process without fear or favour, adding that they had conditioned their minds to serve their fatherland in that capacity.
She said, “The scheme is committed to the entrenchment of credible electoral system in the country. The trained corps members are in good spirit to ensure seamless and credible election in the state.
“They have however, been warned that any violation of the Scheme’s code of conduct would attract consequences as provided in the electoral law and the NYSC bye-laws.
“Political parties and their candidates have also been warned to play by the rules and avoid any acts capable of distracting corps members from discharging their assignment during the exercise.”
Baberinwa further explained that the carnival was designed to bring corps members together culturally to promote national unity as well as educate them on the diverse tribes and culture of the country.
“The cultural day celebration is to bring various cultures close to the young ones to appreciate and get familarised with them, to relate as friends and accommodate each other on camp and beyond,” she added.