The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that no reasonable government will have the Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami in its cabinet.
Wike, who was reacting to the comments made by the minister some years ago where he (Pantami) praised for Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden and Taliban fighters, said it is worrisome that the Federal Government has remained silent amid the controversy.
Many Nigerians have taken to various social media to call on the minister to resign his position.
Speaking in an interview with the African Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, Wike said that no government will fold its hands and allow Pantami in its cabinet.
Wike said, “No government can fold its hands and allow it. I don’t understand why any reasonable government will allow such a person to be in the cabinet.
“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.”