Some Nigerians Have taken to twitter and other social media platforms to demand for the resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami over his alleged link with Islamic terror groups, Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that Pantami, who is a Sheik, was alleged to be on the US terror watch list.
Although he has since denied the rumour, in an audio released by Peoples Gazzette, Pantami allegedly declared that he was always happy when infidels were massacred.
Pantami’s comments were contained in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he took extreme positions in support of Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists.
The hashtag #PantamiResign has been trending on twitter.
See reactions below:
If Osama bin Laden was a Nigerian
he will be a minister in this Apc Government.
— Mindset🗝️ (@Mindset_tweet) April 16, 2021
To intimidate Supreme Court judges and subjugate the judiciary, Buhari used DSS to break into the homes of 6 judges across six states simultaneously at midnight; if Buhari was against Pantami’s beliefs and utterances, nobody needs to tell him what to do. #PantamiResign
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) April 16, 2021
— Future of Work Evangelist 🇳🇬 (@Wolebaba1) April 16, 2021
A terrorist apologist is not worthy of being a government official. #PantamiResign
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè (Ìgbàlódé Pastor) (@YemieFASH) April 16, 2021
Fact that a lot of moderates are quiet or defending Pantami after initially claiming Islamophobia may just prove the point that some terrorists enjoy protection from moderates. It’s been shameful to watch. Everybody must now demand his resignation #PantamiResign
— Ayobami Ayobami (@dondekojo) April 16, 2021
I don't know how you view education but there's no way you can tell me that Isa pantami is an educated man. For a man to feel so comfortable by saying. WE ARE ALL HAPPY WHENEVER UNBELIEVERS ARE BEING KILLED. Such words can only come out from someone with evil mind. #PantamiResign
— IFA FUNSHO (@funshographix) April 16, 2021
He said " I consider Osama Bin Laden a better muslim than myself".
And you wonder if he won't make a US watch list?
— GodblessNigeria (@GodblessTubure) April 16, 2021
The funny thing about this whole #PantamiResign situation is that Buhari may not even be aware at all.
And he may never hear about it.
I have finally made peace with the fact that Nigeria is on autopilot. Don’t break your own heart.
Know this know peace.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 16, 2021
You want Pantamic to resign like Kemi Adeosun did? ☺️ You'll need to get this fiery furnace heated 7x hotter than usual. Unlike Kemi, be ready to face the gatekeepers of our misfortune. They'll defend him even at the expense of their lives and national security.#PantamiResign
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) April 16, 2021
If Isa Pantami does not resign, then the resignation of Kemi Adeosun was a huge joke. What is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander, except she was slaughtered on the altar of bigotry and 'cabalisation' of Nigerian politics. #PantamiResign
— Ayò-Bánkólé Akíntújoyè (@AyoBankole) April 16, 2021