Despite distancing himself from a recent report that his name is on the US watch list, Nigerians are still calling on the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to step down from his post as a Minister.
In a trend tagged #PantamiResignNow on Twitter, many Nigerians recalled that Isa Pantami had made some comments which portrays him as an extremist.
Many Nigerians opined that the Minister ought to resign since he had renounced his extremist ideology.
A popular Twitter user, @ayosogunro, challenged Isa Pantami to step down if he genuinely wants to make up for his past, adding that the Minister should continue engaging and de-radicalizing young jihadis, not handle National affairs as a Minister.
Another tweep @chocozhere, said “Today is another day to remind us that an Al-Qaeda sympathizer and Osama Bin Laden’s supporter should never be our comm Minister.
He noted that Isa Pantami could never be trusted with the personal contact details of ‘those he considered as Enemies of Allah.
Below are other comments culled from Twitter.
@UchePOkoye, said “Do you guys know why the US stopped sharing intelligent report to Nigeria? Because within hours, Boko Haram would know.”
@DokunOjomo, said “#PantamiResignNow Once a terrorist, always a terrorist. It’s an ideology thing.”
@OnyedikaAnambra, said “Kemi Adeosun resigned over forgery. Stella Oduah resigned over corruption allegations. Everyone condemned them and non asked for forgiveness to continue as a minister. Pantami’s case won’t be different. A supporter of Taliban and al-Qaeda. #PantamiResignNow
Meanwhile, EveryEvery.ng gathered that Pantami claimed that he made some of the comments about Taliban and Al-Qaeda when he was a teenager.