Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, has called on the House to seek the resignation or dismissal of Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. Pantami’s resignation was demanded in response to claims that he sympathized with Jihadist leaders and dangerous Islamic sects.
The minister, on the other hand, has apologized for his inflammatory remarks, claiming that they “were based on my view of religious problems at the moment” and that he made them out of immaturity.
“Mr Speaker, I have a ‘privilege’ point of order under Order 6 Rules 1 and 2,” Elumelu said in the Parliamentary session on Wednesday. One of the serving ministers, Sheikh Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami, is irritated by my privilege.
“There have been allegations that he has direct links to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Boko Haram sects, and that he personally subscribes to their radical Islamic views. There is compelling evidence on the internet to back up and support a partnership and current joint cooperation between him and terrorists.”
Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said:
“ think you came under the wrong order because you have not stated how your privilege has been breached. But your point of order is well noted. As you know, under privilege, we don’t debate such issues if it comes under privilege. Thank you.”
Elumelu calls for Pantami’s resignation
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, on Wednesday, April 21, has called on the House to ask for the resignation of the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.#BuhariMustGo RCCG pic.twitter.com/5jvrBmFs0Q
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