The National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, has denied that the Corps Member who was molested in Enugu did not attempt to manipulate election results as erroneously alleged by angry voters.
Eddy Megwa, Director, Press and Public Relation, of the Agency while putting the records straight, said, Management attention has been drawn to the misleading information trending online insinuating otherwise.
According to the story, a female Corps Member was alleged to have manipulated election results in one of the polling units in Abakpa Ward in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State to favour one of the presidential candidates.
“To put the records straight, the Corps Member in question confessed that she was stressed out in the work and was very tired during the counting of ballots, she admitted making a wrong entry of election results and having discovered her mistakes, she quickly corrected herself by canceling the error and started imputing the results correctly.
“In the process, the electorates around her discovered the mistake and concluded that she was trying to manipulate the election results by recording the LP result for NNPP candidate.
“It is however on record that the Corps Member on her own observed the mistake and corrected it herself without anybody prompting her.
“The allegation that the Corps Member was induced and sponsored to act in that manner was baseless and unfounded. As a follow up on this, the Corps Member was made to write a report which she attached to the result sheet before submission.
- “NYSC Management wishes to State categorically that, it would not shield any of her Corps Members that is involved in electoral malpractice, but advised members of the public to be cautious in attributing wrong interpretations to Corps Members’ performances during elections without due diligence as unconfirmed and unverified information could be very misleading to members of the society. ” Megwa explained.