Presidential candidate of Zenith Labour Party, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on Tuesday explained why he refused to submit his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), discharge certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The former Ondo State Governor said that he did not submit the discharge certificate to INEC because the commission did not request NYSC discharge certificate as part of the requirements for candidates seeking to contest the Presidential election in 2019.
Mimiko while speaking at a program entitled “Conversation with Olusegun Mimiko” attended by thousands of youths, women, political parties’, held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, declared that he served the country as s corps member but that he refused to submit NYSC discharge certificate because “INEC does not request for it”.
At the event were dignitaries among whom were: Secretary General, Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr. Kunle Olajide, National Action Council (NAC), Presidential candidate, Dr. Olapade Agoro, National Chairman of National Conscience Party (NCP), Mr. Yinusa Tanko and Dr. Olufemi Mimiko, amomg others.
The ex-Minister while speaking said, “I have presented my certificates to the INEC, I served the country meritoriously and I have my NYSC discharge certificate.
“I did not submit my NYSC discharge certificate because INEC did not request for it. I did not submit it because it is not part of the requirements, that is why I did not submit it to INEC”.
The former governor urged Nigerians to support his aspiration, adding that he has programs for the youth, women and unemployed with a promise that when elected, Nigerians will be equipped with the necessary skills and tools that will move the country forward.
He said, “I have a vision for Nigerian youth, youth will be equipped with the skills needed to move Nigeria forward. We have the resources, there is no doubt about that. The greatest resources is the human resources, we have it. We have people that can move this country forward. And I want to say it again that I will put together the mast that will move this country forward.
“I see a Nigeria where my children and other children will stand shoulder to shoulder with any person in the world”.
Mimiko added that “I have been a Commissioner, Secretary to the state government, Minister of the federal republic of Nigeria and Governor of my state for eight years. We can’t give up in this country and that is why today I am presenting my credentials to you, that is why I am presenting my vision for you today for this country.
“I as President of Nigeria will fight corruption through ICT, the BVN is enough to fight corruption. If you can trace the movement of money, you are already fighting corruption”.