The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has warned its officers against any act of corruption before, during and after the Edo Governorship election scheduled to hold on September 10.
This position was made know by the new state commandant of the Corp, Dr Eze Benito, during his inaugural address to the officers of the command, while official assuming duty in the state on Thursday.
This is just as the zonal commandant, Mr Bassey Onoyon, disclosed that a total of 15, 000 of its officers will be on duty during the poll in Edo.
Benito who said Edo will not be a strange state to him, stressed that as a critical stake holder, the NSCDC must work in synergy with other security agencies and other stake holders, to ensure the success of the governorship election.
He also admonished the officers to be vigilant and be ready to flush out those whose plan is to disrupt the electioneering process adding that any officers caught in corrupt practices, before, during and after the poll, will be sanctioned accordingly.
According to him, “You are aware that Edo state is a political charged state now because of the planned governorship election on Saturday. Our mandate as a critical stake holder, is to ensure that the process go on smoothly in a manner that will be acceptable by the generality.
“We must work in synergy with other stake holders. we must do all that is necessary to make success of this. You will bear in mind that the world is now technological advance and anything you do will be exposed without you knowing it, I therefore warned that image of the Corps must be protected.”
Also speaking, the Zone G commandant, Mr Bassey Onoyon said the 15, 000 personel expected for the Edo poll will be drawn from the national headquarters and neibouring states like Delta, Kogi, Bayelsa and Edo.
He said the officers will be strategically spread in all the 192 wards and in the over 2,500 polling units in the state.