A Nigerian governor has lashed out at the federal authorities calling on President Buhari to sack Isa Pantami.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has attacked the federal authorities following its refusal to sack the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami over his alleged hyperlinks with terrorists.
He additionally referred to as on Pantami to do the honourable component through resigning from his position.
The governor mentioned that in an perfect society, an allegation that the United States of America has positioned a serving minister on its watch listing as regards terrorism must jolt any authorities into action.
Wike noted this at some point of an interview with the African Independent Television in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Tuesday and relayed by way of his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri.
“If it was once truly the place a authorities is working if an American authorities says your minister is on a watch list, it calls for subject for you to say ‘look there is a problem’. The second a excessive authorities authentic is on a watch listing as regards terrorism, no authorities can fold its fingers and enable it,” he added.
The governor said, “The minister ought to have resigned from the authorities right now the facts about his extremist views in assist of terror companies grew to be a count number of public discourse.”
The governor described as worrisome the choice of the federal authorities to continue to be mute amidst the raging controversy about the minister’s sympathy for world terrorist groups, saying, “I don’t apprehend why a realistic authorities will enable such a man or woman to be in the cabinet.”
He mentioned the All Progressives Congress-led federal authorities was once recognized for its proclivity to guard men and women of questionable characters, even when the country’s secret provider affords overwhelming proof towards such individuals.
“But you have been right here when DSS wrote a record towards (Ibrahim) Magu. What happened? Look, I have in no way considered a united states that your secret provider wrote a record about the nominee of Mr President, questioning his persona and the rest, and that he is no longer appointable. What happened? So, what are you speakme about? What eliminated Magu is a energy play.”