It seems the memo of Isa Pantami reported links with a terrorist network is yet to get to the Presidency or the Department of State Services but Nigerians on popular microblogging app, Twitter are already calling on President Buhari not to sack him.
Isa Pantanmi, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy was accused of being a strong admirer of renowned terrorist sect, Al Qaeda and its former leader, the late Osama Bin Laden.
Peoples Gazette in two separate publications revealed how Isa Pantami showed his admiration for the late leader and he vehemently preached against the involvement of Muslims in Public Service.
A section of Nigerians have been calling on President Buhari to immediately sack the minister and order a proper investigation on the allegations made against him.
Others believe that the call for the sack of the Minister is only in a bid to tarnish his image. Hence, #PantamiWillStay is now among the trend list on Twitter with over 18,000 tweets at the moment.
However, the “PantamiWillStay” tag has been mixed reactions as expected.
See reactions below 👇
First, they lied that @DrIsaPantami is on the US Terror Watch List! Then retracted & apologised. Now it's manipulating old videos, asking the US to place him on it's terror watch list, in a futile hatchet job, but whoever God has favoured, haters conspire in vain #PantamiWillStay pic.twitter.com/OeEtg386ho
— Muslim News Nigeria (@muslimnews_NG) April 17, 2021
We now understand why terorism will not end in the north #PantamiWillStay
— kenneth ojuye 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@KOjuye) April 17, 2021
— ABUDU (@AbuduOfficial) April 17, 2021
— Future King (@buharisaleeh) April 17, 2021
#PantamiWillStayHate him day and night but you most link your NIN with your sim card.
Bawan Allah Sheikh @DrIsaPantam Allah yama kariya daga sharrin masu sharri, Allah ya kabaka ikon sauke nauyin dake kanka. #PantamiWillStay
— M-K (@Mmakinta1) April 17, 2021
It's the fact that Nigeria, or any country, should not have anyone who is a terrorist sympathetic as minute as a mustard seed. It is bad for foreign diplomatic relations.
People who don't get this, okay.
— Jephthah Chisom Roberts💭 (@JephyRoberts) April 17, 2021
Take it or leave it #PantamiWillStay, criminals are not happy, just like shekau of boko haram is not happy with pantami policy of NIN to Sim linking. NIN to Sim policy is not going back. Dear Bunch of idiots pantami till 2023 insha Allah. pic.twitter.com/9Kz1Gl72vp
— Nurancy (@Nurahne) April 17, 2021