…Calls on Director General of NYSC to intervene
By Peter Usman://
A Civil Society Group, Total Support for the Rule of Law and Justice Initiative, has accused officials of the National Youth Service Corps of attempts to compromise Police investigations into the allegations of forgery of NYSC Certificate by Mr. Peter Mbah, the Enugu state Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, the convener of the group, Cyntia Mbaluko called on the Director General of the corps, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed to intervene and save the integrity of the Corps from officials, who have compromised to delay the response of Corps to the Police until the conduct of the Governorship election.
She said, “We therefore raise this alarm that officials of the NYSC, based on the inducement of Mr. Peter Mbah are delaying the response to the Police in their investigation of the allegations of forgery of his NYSC Certificate which we made against him.
“It is at this juncture that we make bold to call on the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed to immediately save the image of the Corps and respond to the investigation of the Police and confirm whether the NYSC issued Mr. Peter Mbah with the NYSC certificate he presented to INEC.”
The group insisted that the NYSC could only be stalling the investigations because they know that Mr. Mbah forged his certificate, otherwise they would have responded quickly to Mr. Mbah negatively.
They asserted that the DG of the corps was not aware of what has transpired among his staff and beckoned on him to salvage the good name of the Corps.
The group insisted that Mr. Peter Mbah forged his certificate, hence was not qualified to contest the election as they called on Mr. Mbah to step down and apologise to the people of Enugu State and hand himself over to the Police for prosecution.
The group reminded the electorate in Enugu State that any vote for Mr. Peter Mbah would eventually be a wasted. They commended the people for looking beyond Mbah to select a credible candidate to elect as Governor of Enugu state come March 18th, 2023.
“We give the DG the benefit of doubt of not being aware of the shenanigans of the officials who are stalling a court ordered police investigation and that the DG cannot afford to take a decision that will compromise the integrity of the NYSC. We call on the DG to direct for an immediate response to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja who the court directed to investigate the matter and report back to the police so as not to seem complicit in a crime he is not aware of.
“It is surprising that after close to three weeks a letter for confirmation was sent to the Director General of NYSC by the police, the NYSC is yet to respond to the police. “they said.
The group,therefore give the DG NYSC 24 hours to respond to the AIG Zone 7 Police Headquarters, adding that failure to comply, they will mobilize their members to occupy the headquarters of NYSC until they do the needful.
“We are also aware that Mr. Peter Mbah has made his best effort to compromise their activities, but has failed woefully. Mr. Mbah then turned his attention to the National Youth Service Corps, where he succeeded in getting the commitment of some officials to delay any confirmation of the status of his certificate till any date after the 11th March, 2023.” The group said.