The Minister for Communications has sued the ruling All Progressives Party at the Federal High Court, Abuja for disqualifying him from contesting for the governorship of Oyo State under its platform.
The minister was disqualified in October for not undergoing the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps.
Shittu said he did not take part in the mandatory national service because he considered his election into the Western House of Assembly a national service and faulted the NYSC for not mobilising him for the scheme.
But NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi noted that an elective office did not suffice for the obligatory national service is incorrect.
“Serving in the National (or state) Assembly is not one of them (conditions for exemption from national service), Adeyemi said.” Read more