The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu from contesting in the 2019 gubernatorial elections on account of his failure to participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) scheme.
According to Premium Times, Shittu had declared interest to contest in the Oyo State governorship election under the party.
The minister had contested as a State lawmaker in 1979 upon his graduation from the university, without undergoing the mandatory service. He was elected as a state lawmaker and has been in active politics since then.
However in his defence, Shittu stated that his duties as a lawmaker could count as national service.