Wike: Pantami should go now

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state: asks Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, to resign from office over his alleged extremist religious views.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state: asks Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, to resign from office over his alleged extremist religious views.
Governor Nyesom  Wike of Rivers state:  asks Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,  to resign from office over his alleged extremist religious views.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state: asks Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, to resign from office over his alleged extremist religious views.

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday evening asked Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, to resign from office over his alleged extremist religious views.

He also said there was no basis for President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to keep Pantami in his cabinet.

“I don’t understand why a reasonable government will allow such a person to be in the cabinet,” he said.

Wike who spoke during an interview on the network of African Independent Television, AIT on Tuesday said Pantami should quit the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari despite his claims that he has recanted views that indicated his support for some global leaders of Islamic extremist groups.

The governor noted that in an ideal society, an allegation that the United States of America has placed a serving minister on its watch list as regards terrorism should jolt any government into action.

“If it was really where a government is working if an American government says your minister is on a watch list, it calls for concern for you say look, there is a problem. The moment a high government official is on a watch list as to regards to terrorism, no government can fold its hands and allow it,” the Rivers State Governor said.

Wike added that the Minister ought to have resigned from the government immediately the Information about his extremist views in support of terror groups became a matter of public discourse.

Wike added that it is worrisome that the Federal Government  has kept quiet over the raging controversy about the Minister’s sympathy for global terrorist groups.

Wike added that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government was known for its tendency to shield persons of questionable characters even when the country’s secret service presented overwhelming evidence against such individuals.

“But you were here when DSS wrote a report against (Ibrahim) Magu. What happened? Look, I have never seen a country that your Secret Service wrote a report about the nominee of Mr President, questioning his character and the rest, and that he is not appointable. What happened? So, what are you talking about? What removed Magu is a power play,” Wike said.

2 COMMENTS

  1. We also have Economy Terrorists in every aspects of governance in the Country. I suggest you all shameless gorillas should resign as well.

    • One by one or step by step.

      Genuinely, any responsible government would drop Pantami because his views whether past of present rubbishes its position on the fight against terrorism.

      Keeping him a day or week longer is a direct indication of support for pantami and his views.

      No international body will ever trust such a government especially with the way insecurity is overwhelming our security forces with insiders being suspected.

      That is not all. A government that denies Boko haram involvement in the disappearance of a fighter jet despite boko haram claiming responsibility meaning boko haram are innocent of the attack but are quick to shovel it down that IPOB and ESN are responsible for attacks in south east despite their refusal.

      Look. Bible prophecies are getting fulfilled in Nigeria more than elsewhere., people are not open to agreement, disloyal, lovers of money, haughty etc.

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