Wed. Mar 20th, 2019

Governorship Race: APC Disqualifies Shittu, Alhassan


The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday disqualified two ministers from contesting tomorrow’s governorship primary.
The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu and Minister of Women Affairs Hajia Jummai Alhassan, are among the six aspirants who were disqualified after screening.
One aspirant from Yobe State withdrew from the race after filing his nomination, while 166 others were cleared to contest the shadow poll.
The report of the screening panel indicated that Shittu was disqualified for not possessing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
The communications minister confirmed that he did not participate in the mandatory youth service because he went straight from the university to the old Oyo State House of Assembly as the youngest elected member in 1979.
He claimed that his service in the Assembly is equivalent to national service.

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