Edo 2020, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare ll, calls on security agencies to protect corp members
Oba of Benin,Oba Ewuare ll, worried about the safety of the National Youth Service Corps mementos that would be deployed as adhoc staff for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State,has called on security agencies to guarantee their protection.
Oba made the call when NYSC Director General, Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, visited him on Thursday in Benin City, the state capital.
He also volunteered to join forces with the NYSC boss to ensure the full protection of corps members who will be participating in election.
Oba Ewuare stated that the concept of the NYSC to foster national unity and understanding must be upheld, as such, the palace authority is doing everything within its powers to ensure the safety of corps members in the state before, during and after the election.
He said, “There is need for corps members to be protected because of the desperate attitude of some politicians. The aspiration of politicians is not worth the blood of any corps member, they must be protected at all cost.”
The Oba had recently called the two major contenders in the election – the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu; and the Peoples Democractic Party candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki – to a peace talk in his palace as part of efforts to ensure a violence-free poll.