President Goodluck Jonathan has urged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, who will be used in the 2015 general elections as polling officers, to exhibit a high sense of patriotism in the discharge of the national assignment.
The President, who was speaking at a special exhibition of arts and crafts floated by Batch C of the National Youth Service Corps members posted to Plateau State in Jos on Saturday, also urged them to resist any temptation for anybody to use them to subvert the elections.
Jonathan, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Youth and Student Matters, Jude Imagwe, on the occasion that was held simultaneously in all NYSC camps all over the country, said that as youths and future leaders, allowing themselves to be used to rig elections meant that they would also be mortgaging their future.
Imagwe also used the opportunity of his visit to Jos to inaugurate the youth campaign office of a Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant, Senator Gyang Pwajok.
He said, “You know that some of you will be used as polling officers during the next election. My advice is that the future belongs to you and therefore you must avoid being used by any politician or anybody to do anything that that would subvert the system.
“You must not do anything that would mortgage your conscience. That election is an important national assignment and therefore you must approach it with all the seriousness that it requires”.