NYSC Denies Rift With INEC Over The Use Of Departing Corps Members For Elections

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has described the rumour of conflicts between the NYSC and INEC on the use of departing corps members for the conduct of the forth coming election as mere sham.

Speaking through its conduit (NYSC), Director of press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, revealed that the report was deceptive as both NYSC and INEC are committed to the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections in line with the memorandum of understanding (MOU), on their collaboration.

“The attention of the NYSC management has been drawn to a news bar report on African Independent Television (AIT) saying: “NYSC, INEC disagree on use of departing corps members for the conduct of March 28, April 11 polls.

“Management wishes to inform the public that the report is false and misleading, as both NYSC and INEC are committed to the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections in line with the memorandum of understanding on their collaboration.”

It apparently stressed that members of the 2014 Batch A who have passed out but still desired to take part in the general election can do so on their own choice.

“However, the 2014 Batch ‘A’ corps members were officially discharged from service on Thursday, February, 19, 2015, in line with the provision of the NYSC Act, which stipulates that the service lasts for one year.

“Consequently, members of the 2014 Batch ‘A’ who have passed out but wish to participate in the election can do so on their own volition but will not appear as corps members in uniform,” it concluded.

Source: Leadership

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