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NYSC certificate not constitutional requirement for elective post – Court

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Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun, has recorded victory in a suit seeking to disqualify him from the governorship race.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed the suit on the premise that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate is not a constitutional requirement for electoral office.

One Abdulrafiu Adesina Baruwa had filed a suit against Abiodun, alleging that he made a false claim about his educational qualification in the Form CF001 and the accompanying affidavit he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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According to the suit, Abiodun did not participate in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

However, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed the suit seeking his disqualification.

While giving his ruling on Thursday, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the FCT High Court 15, stated that Abiodun is qualified to contest in view of Section 177 of the Constitution.

Abiodun who has been endorsed by Former Ogun State governor and former primary campaign DG for Atiku Abubakar, Gbenga Daniel, is now cleared to run in March 9 governorship polls in the state

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