The well respected Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has urge federal government not to remove the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami over his previous comment he made in support of terrorist says Nigerian will regret it if such happen
Isa Pantami has been on the top trending in Nigeria over the last two weeks follow a viral video which surfaces online showing the Minister as a Sheik, declaring support for terrorist groups, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban. His comment which have made some Nigerian to start call for his sacknor resignation of the Minister
Pantami, however, has released a statement and said that his position and extremists view at the time was based on his understanding as a teenager.
Meanwhile, the popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said while in an interview with Root TV that Nigerians should not judge Pantami’s faith based on his previous comment and should be disregarded
“You cannot Islamise the whole world. Jesus Christ came; he could not Christianise the whole world. Nobody can Islamise or Christianise Nigeria. All his actions, one hundred percent, show he is not a terrorist. Those who are terrorists are after his life. The minister should continue. His presence there is fighting the terrorist ideology.
Show me one person he has killed. He has not killed anybody. He has not ordered the killing of anybody. Discard the fake news. The man is stabilizing a government among a section of youths, which we want them to come and join in nation-building. They should not throw him away. Leave him. He is not a terrorist sympathiser.
And you people are fighting them. No. You should get more people like Pantami and put them in power. It will stabilise. Don’t remove him. You’ll regret.”he said
Pantami also raised the alarm that some unnamed persons were planning to release some doctored videos against him whom he said they want him out of office
He said this in a statement issued in Abuja by his media aide, Uwa Suleiman, said the move was the next stage of the forces against him.