Isa Pantami

Isa Pantami

 

The Department of State has been urged to immediately probe the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

 

The call was made by the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday. The party said Pantami should be invited for questioning over his alleged affiliations with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

 

The Party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, also demanded that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), should immediately sack the minister, given the sensitivity of the issue at stake.

 

The party said its position was predicated on the heightening concerns in the public space and in the international arena of possible compromises by the communication minister.

 

It noted that Pantami had access to sensitive government documents and information, in addition to data of all individuals including high profile personalities in the public and private sectors as well as the traditional and faith-based circles.

 

The statement partly read, “The PDP is particularly worried about allegations in the public suggesting that the minister compromised the NIN registration exercise by giving room for the registration of aliens and invaders from other countries as our citizens.

“The party tasks the DSS to investigate the allegation which has created apprehension, particularly given the rise in banditry and other terrorist activities in our country.

“The PDP urges Nigerians to remain at alert and very sensitive to their environment, while not hesitating in providing useful information to our security agencies in the interest of our nation”

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