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DSS Must Investigate Isa Pantami Over Taliban, Al-Qaeda Links – PDP




The Peoples Democratic Social gathering has urged the Division of State Companies (DSS) to instantly invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system, Isa Pantami, for questioning and investigation over alleged affiliations with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.


The celebration’s place was contained in an announcement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday.

“Our celebration’s place relies on the heightening issues within the public house and within the worldwide area of doable compromises by the communications minister, who has entry to delicate authorities paperwork and knowledge, along with knowledge of all people, together with excessive profile personalities in the private and non-private sectors in addition to the normal and faith-based circles.

“The PDP is especially frightened about allegations within the public suggesting that the minister compromised the Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN) registration train by giving room for the registration of aliens and invaders from different international locations as our residents.

“The celebration duties the DSS to research the allegation, which has created apprehension, significantly given the rise in banditry and different terrorist actions in our nation.

“The PDP urges Nigerians to stay at alert and really delicate to their atmosphere, whereas not hesitating in offering helpful data to our safety businesses within the curiosity of our nation,” the assertion learn.  

On Saturday, the embattled minister, nevertheless, denied having any ties with terrorist teams or ethnic and spiritual bigotry, saying he employed extra Christians than muslims as members of his workers.

Pantami, a Muslim cleric, stated he had by no means had points together with his Christian aides, pals and associates of a few years.

He had said this in an interview with Peoples Gazette on Friday night, amidst the raging controversies of current experiences that the minister is linked to terrorist teams going by his previous controversial Islamic teachings.

“My private driver is Mai Keffi, a practising Christian. I even have a Christian, Ms Nwosu, as my secretary and Dr Femi, additionally a Christian, as my technical adviser.

“If I didn’t like Christians or I didn’t see them as my brothers and sisters, I might not have been working with them for thus lengthy. I employed extra Christians than Muslims on my workers as a result of I imagine in advantage and competence over ethnic or tribal sentiments.

“I’ve by no means condoned terrorism and I reject any affiliation to terror teams. I’ve lengthy preached peaceable coexistence amongst folks of each religion and ethnicity,” he had said.

The minister has come below public strain to resign after audio and video recordings of his controversial feedback alongside excerpts of a tutorial paper that explored his preachings throughout northern elements of the nation between the early and mid-2000s have been revealed. 

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