APC Drops Shittu, Mama Taraba from Governorship Screening Exercise
Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu and Aisha Alhassan have been screened out of the APC governorship primaries for Oyo and Taraba State respectively.
Shittu was screened out of the exercise because of his failure to do the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) but no reason was given for Alhassan’s non-clearance.
Others not cleared by the APC included Ibrahim Mohammed Mera who is challenging Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Danladi Halilu from Nasarawa State, Abubakar Mamma Maaji from Niger State and Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu from Enugu State.
Alhassan had in the past openly declared support for former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who is a top contender in opposition party, PDP to challenge President Buhari for his seat in 2019.