Reps Minority leader joins calls for Pantami’s removal
April 21, 2021
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 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.
He noted that the Minister occupies a very sensitive position and his comments should not be overlooked.
There has been overwhelming calls for the resignation or sack of the Minister over his pro-Taliban comments.
The Minister renounced his radical comments, saying he now knows better, but despite this, Nigerians have continued to call for his sack or resignation.
The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 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.”