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 Corps (NYSC) scheme discharge certificate.
Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, He claimed it was wrong for APC to disqualify him from the governorship primary election for not presenting the certificate.
Dr Adebayo Shittu, asked the court to declare that the submission and presentation 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.
Adebayo Shittu, insisted that he went through the screening and security checks, And he was; certified, fit and qualified to be; appointed as a minister.
Dr Adebayo Shittu, rejects indirect primaries in Oyo State, Says process targeted at him. He said participation in NYSC Scheme is not a condition precedent to be satisfied before he was appointed a minister.
He faulted the NYSC for not mobilising him for the scheme. According to his counsel, Mr. A.U. Mustapha (SAN), in the writ Shittu asked the court to determine five issues.
whether by the provision of Section 2(1) of the National Youth Service Corps, Decree No. 24 of 1973, or any other provision of the Decree being; the law in force as at 1978 Said, when the Plaintiff graduated at the University of Ile-Ife he was; under any legal obligation to have warranted the plaintiff’s participation in the National Youth Service Corps in the absence of a call-up instrument duly served on the Plaintiff by the National Youth Service Corps.