Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has charged corps members who will be participating as ad-hoc staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the election to be disciplined and neutral.
Obaseki gave the charge Thursday
on the occasion of the passing-out ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Corps members posted to the state for their service year.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, charged them to be good ambassadors of the scheme with the intention of striving to build a virile nation that is genuinely united and economically viable.
“We are aware that the governorship election would soon hold in Edo State. For those of you and other serving corps members participating as ad-hoc staff in the election, as much as I encourage you to participate, let the unity and peace of Edo State, fair play as well as discipline, neutrality and selfless service to the fatherland be your watch word,” he said.
Earlier in his welcome address, the State Co-ordinator of NYSC, Clement Adebayo Ojo, announced that the Corps members have demonstrated a high sense of discipline during their service year.
Ojo announced that the Scheme decided to sanction “seven of the Corps members who absconded during the service year would equally repeat the national service.”