Corps Members Will Boycott Rivers Rerun – NYSC
The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) says its corps members will not participate in Saturday’s legislative election in Rivers state.
This was disclosed by the Rivers State NYSC Coordinator, Omotayo Adwoye during the stakeholders meeting at the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
The board said the decision was due to heavy violence recorded during previous elections in the oil rich state.
The Rivers State NYSC Coordinator warned that NYSC members who would enroll to participate in the elections without approval were on their own.
According to him, “Remember a partnership agreement was signed between INEC and the NYSC.
“Now, when we were called upon to feature in this election I had to contact my boss, the Director-General of NYSC and the advice I have received is that because of the violence that was recorded during the last election in which case our corps members were at the receiving end of assault from their politicians, we may not be able to vouch for their security this time around.
“I have the letter already on table indicating interested corps members that want to participate in the election because some of them have shown interest.
“Therefore, we have advised them to go for the training but we are not going to release our corps members except we get an approval from the DG.
“However, any corps member who enrolls himself for the election without approval from the authorities is on his own,” Omotayo opined.