The Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organization for Ademola Adeleke’s has alerted the general public of an alleged plot by agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Osun State Government to compromise corps members deployed to the state for the Saturday governorship election.
The organization claimed that the sum of Ten Thousand Naira (10,000) has been paid into the bank accounts of almost 8000 corps members deployed for the elections.
This allegation was contained in a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed ,the Director of Media and Publicity for the Campaign Organisation and made available to sources on Thursday.
The statement added, “We have it on good authority that the disbursement was done a day after those of security agents also on election duty in Osun state.The payments said to be the first installment is designed to compromise the service personnel who will serve in various capacities during the elections.
“We use this opportunity to alert parents of corps members posted to Osun to prevail on their wards not to fall for APC trap. We also remind corps members that their safety and commitment to democracy should supersede any monetary consideration. Anybody assisting slave holders to rig this election is an open enemy of the people of Osun state.
Therefor advice the National Youth Service Corps is a patriotic service organisation and her members not to be part of any evil design to thwart the will of the people. Any corps member who surrender himself to the service of anti-people manipulation and falsification of election process will have the angry people of Osun state to contend with.
“We call on the Director General of the NYSC and the State Director to urgently look into this matter. Corps members are being compromised. Let the service management act proactively to maintain the integrity of the service and to protect corps members from political backlash.”