The Senator representing Anambra North in the 9th assembly, Senator Stella Oduah has issued a 48-hour-ultimatum to the National Youth Service Corps to retract allegation that she absconded from the service.
Director General of the service in response to a request by the Concerned Anambra North PDP Stakeholders on the status of Oduah’s NYSC participation and certificate, said though Oduah was mobilised for national service in 1982/83 service year and was deployed to Lagos State, she absconded after the orientation and never completed the service.
Reacting through a statement signed by her spokesperson, Ezennia Nonso Chukwudebe on Thursday, Oduah decried that the FG commission colluded with her “political detractors” to damage her reputation.
The statement reads in part, “Ordinarily, we would never dignify such antics with a response but we deemed it necessary to put out this statement for the benefit of gullible minds that are being targeted by political jobbers whose stock in trade is churning out such concocted rubbish every election cycle, especially when it is becoming glaring that they are receiving the short end of the political stick.”
The Senator also posted an image of a letter of confirmation of her service by the Director General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Olusegun Oshinowo
“The Distinguished Senator indeed served meritoriously at NECA in 1982 as can be confirmed from this 11th January, 2017 clarification from the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association personally signed by the Director General, O. A. Oshinowo.
“Nigerians need to understand that the people behind the fake letter currently doing the rounds are desperate, despondent and out of their wits end for they instinctively appreciate the fact that the Distinguished Senator is one leader that continues to be appreciated and loved for her many people oriented programs and no amount of sponsored media mudslinging can obliterate this fact,” the statement said.