The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has made clear its position concerning elections and campaign for elections and has this short notice for Corp members.
Corps Members should please note that the NYSC will neither send text messages canvassing 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.
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.
Some key points to note here are:
- NYSC would not release Corp members details to political parties (who might need it for their politics games)
- NYSC promises not to be used for politics and would not support any political party or candidate
- Free, Fair election: Recall that Corp Members usually attend to pooling boots during elections. Consequently, NYSC wishes to encourage such Corp members to carry out their duties and remain neutral while doing that.