Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has sued is party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for disqualifying him from the race to pick the APC governorship ticket for Oyo state for the 2019 elections.
The ruling party stopped Shittu because he did not submit a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate.
But The Minister is praying the court to declare that the submission/presentation of NYSC Discharge Certificate to APC is not part of the requirements for him to participate in the primary election.
According to The Nation, Shittu maintained that he went through the screening and security checks and was certified fit and qualified to be appointed as a minister.
Shittu stated that his participation in NYSC Scheme is not a precedent to be satisfied before he was appointed a minister.
He faulted the NYSC for not mobilising him for the scheme.