Communications minister, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has said that he will not resign his position under President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
In an interview with PUNCH newspaper, the saki-born minister said his resignation will make his traducers happy and put smiles on their faces.
When asked about his controversial NYSC saga, Shittu said.”There is no controversy. My traducers: I will not make them happy. I will not put smile on their faces.
“They will continue to lament and lament and lament and look at me climb up politically. So, as long as I am concerned, I don’t know where they got their story from; that the President was expecting me to resign. Resign for what? Did I commit a crime? I plead not guilty to such charge from any quarters.”
He said his case is different from Kemi Adeosun, the former finance minister’s case.
“It is completely different. Kemi Adeosun, unfortunately, had someone procure for her a forged NYSC exemption certificate, which she didn’t need anyway. She didn’t need it. I have not presented any forged certificate. It is like light and darkness; you don’t compare the two.”
The minister had instituted a court case against the All Progressives Congress (APC) over his disqualification from the gubernatorial race.