Members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Anambra State have vowed to steer clear of the forthcoming governorship election over constant threats from the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Corps members serving in some local government areas of the state, said they are not interested in taking part in the election over IPOB’s threat.
Separatist group IPOB had declared sit-at-home in order to halt the election, insisting that the Southeastern region does not need any election.
In a chat with DAILY POST, a corps member who identified herself as Ochanya, serving in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, expressed fear of attack on the election day, saying the recent killings in the state birthed by the IPOB’s sit-at-home, shows the potency of their threats.
She said, “I don’t want to die. My life is very important to my family. We have all witnessed the wrath of IPOB while they were trying to enforce the Monday sit-at-home. Many residents here have lost their lives because they violated the order.
“I pity those going for the election just because of the stipends. Even to stay in the state during the election is still a concern to me If I have my way, I will travel back to Abuja before November 24.”
An official of the scheme, (a local government inspector), said that corps members who volunteer to participate in the election, would be given adequate security.
According to him, NYSC will not impose the function on corps members who are not willing to participate.