Elections: NYSC Refutes Report Of Row With INEC Over Use Of Corps Members

NYSC-INEC OfficialsThe management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has denied any disagreement with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the use of corps members for the conduct of the 2015 polls.

A statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by the NYSC Director of Press, Bose Aderibigbe, said the report was false and unfounded.

It said contrary to a recent media report, both the NYSC and INEC were committed to the successful conduct of the 2015 elections.

“The attention of the NYSC has been drawn to a news bar on AIT saying: “NYSC, INEC disagree on use of departing Corps members for conduct of the general elections.

“Management wishes to inform the public that the report is false and misleading. 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”, the statement said.

It said the engagement of the outgone corps members for the conduct of the elections remained sacrosanct and had not changed.

The statement said although the 2014 Batch A Corps members were officially discharged from service last Thursday, they were still involved with the elections conduct.

“However, the 2014 Batch A Corps members were officially discharged from service last Thursday 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,” the statement said.

(NAN)

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