Reps Minority Leader wants Pantami’s removal


The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has joined calls for the removal or resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

This is concerning the Minister’s past controversial comments suggesting religious extremism.

The lawmaker on Wednesday raised the issue as a point of order citing a breach of his privilege while noting that the minister occupies a very sensitive position and the comments should not be overlooked.

There have been overwhelming calls for the resignation or sack of the minister over his pro-Taliban comments.

Pantami has renounced his radical comments, saying he now knows better even as Nigerians increasingly called for his sack or resignation.

This led to a trend with the hashtag, #PantamiResignNow on Social media.

The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party  also called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to immediately invite the Minister for questioning and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the minister, “given the sensitivity of the issue at stake.”

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