The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, has called for the protection of National Youth Service Corps members that will be deployed for the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Oba made the call on Thursday in Benin when he received the NYSC’s Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his palace.
The monarch expressed his readiness to join forces with the NYSC in protecting the corps members who would participate in the election.
“There is a need for the corps members to be protected because of the desperate attitude of some politicians.
“Desperate aspiration of politicians is not worth the blood of any corps member, they must be protected from any attack,” he said.
Earlier, Ibrahim noted that the corps members were not partisans but would only discharge their patriotic duties to their fatherland.