The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has sued the All Progressives Congress, APC, for disqualifying him as a governorship aspirant in Oyo state on account of not presenting the National Youth Service Corpsdischarge certificate. He claimed it was wrong for the APC to disqualify him from the governorship primary election for not presenting the certificate.
The Minister asked the court to declare that the submission of NYSC Discharge Certificate to APC is not part of the requirements for him to participate in the primary election for Nomination of Governorship candidate of the party in Oyo State for the 2019 General Election.
Shittu insisted that he went through the screening and security checks and was certified fit and qualified to be appointed as a minister. He said participation in NYSC Scheme is not a condition precedent to be satisfied before he was appointed a minister.
He also faulted the NYSC for not mobilising him for the scheme as according to him, nocall-up letter was served on him as at 1978 when he graduated from said University by the NYSC to have warranted his participation in the scheme.