Bullet Hits Corps Member during Ekiti Election

The National Youth Service Corps announce that a Corps Member who was part of the adhoc staff for the bye-election in Ekiti State sustained gunshot wound from hoodlums who attacked the polling unit.

In a statement, the Director Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, explained that the Corps Member is in stable condition and responding to treatment, while others have all returned home safely.

She reiterated that Corps Members are a political and neutral, and must be protected by all and sundry.

Inthe meantime, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has condemned, in strong terms, the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly.

According to the statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, the Governor said all those involved in the dastardly act would not go unpunished.

The Governor directed the State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Mobayo, to ensure that the political thugs were arrested and prosecuted regardless of their party affiliation.

The Governor also commiserated with the families of those reported to have been killed during the crisis as well as those who sustained injuries.

FRCN Abuja

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