Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant, has complained that the way killings are announced under Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is as if they have never occurred before.
Garba Shehu clarified that assassinations have been going on for a long time, and President Buhari appears to be a priority based on current reports.
On Channels’ Politics Today, Garba Shehu, in response to a comparison of Pantami’s case to the alleged forgery that engulfed former Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, said the two cases are distinct and that the latter was more serious than Pantami’s terrorism charge.
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He also claimed that the Presidency’s reaction would have been different if Pantami had forged a certificate prior to taking office.
The spokesman said that those who “stand in condemnation of the minister are not willing to forgive him,” in response to questions about the continuing controversy surrounding the embattled Communications Minister, Isa Pantami.
Following Pantami’s support in the midst of terrorism remarks, the Presidency has been slammed, with the minister claiming that his comments were made in ignorance and that he is now more experienced and knows better.
“The Administration stands behind Minister Pantami and all Nigerian people to ensure they receive fair care, fair rates, and fair security in ICT services,” Garba Shehu said in his statement.
The Presidency cited an unfortunate trend in public debate that holds leaders in politics, faith, and civil society accountable in the present for any argument they have ever made in the past – no matter how long ago they made it or how many times they have rejected it.
“Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, is currently the target of a ‘cancel movement’ launched by those seeking his expulsion.
They don’t give a damn about what he may or may not have said 20 years ago; that’s just the tool they’re using to “cancel” him. They will lose, however, if he is prevented from making decisions that will better the lives of ordinary Nigerians.