19 Oct 2018

NEWS2019 election: NYSC takes position on political parties, candidates, warns corps members



The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned all corps members against false text messages from NYSC campaigning for political parties and candidates.
The scheme in a statement published on its website said it’s apolitical and does not declare support for any candidate during an election.
The statement tagged ‘ Important Notice’ stated that it partners with all stakeholders to ensure free and fair elections in the country.
It said, ‘’Corps Members should please note that the NYSC will neither send text messages canvassing campaigning for political parties and candidates nor release Corps data to such groups.
‘’The Scheme is apolitical and remains unbiased to all contestants during election process and will continue to leverage on the tremendous achievements it has recorded in the democratic process of the country.
‘’The NYSC partners all stakeholders in order to ensure free, fair and credible elections across the country.
Warning all corps members against being used by politicians in the coming general elections, it said, ‘’All corps members are hereby reminded of the Director-General’s advice to remain neutral in their responsibility as INEC ad-hoc staff in the process of the 2019 General Elections.’
‘‘Note: Above is for your information.’’

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