– Other groups are still declaring their support for the Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, in Abuja
– One of these groups is a group called the Forum of Christian Bishops and the Clergy Council.
– The group declared support for the embattled minister and welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari for his support.
A group, the Forum of Christian Bishops and the Clergy Council, held an event on Tuesday April 27th in support of the Minister of Communication and solidarity rally digital economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, in Abuja.
The group also threw their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari on his stance on allegations against the minister.
The forum said the backers were cabal affected by reforms that the minister was campaigning for in the Nigerian telecommunications and ICT sector.
The clergy , who carried placards with various inscriptions, expressed their support for President Buhari’s determination to keep the country united. Speeches at the rally, the leader of the group, Bishop Abel King, was quoted by the Daily Nigerian as saying:
“Mr. The President’s decision to put the country first has shown a will to unite us and not be swayed by emotion and outright blackmail.
“We believe that this country should grow beyond feelings if we have to achieve the unity, peace and development that we as a people strive for.
“The idea of giving every national conversation a political and religious color must be discouraged at all costs.”
Likewise, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, Nigeria’s leading Islamic group, led by Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has Sultan of Sokoto sued over the so-called smear campaign against Pantami.
The JNI said the demands for Pantami’s dismissal or resignation had degenerated into wild accusations and orchestrated lies.
< p class = "align-left"> In a similar development, the Coalition of Northeast Groups has declared that those against Pantami are enemies of northern Nigeria.
The group also accused the Nigerian media of being Bias in their reporter In a statement from Northeastern Zone Coordinator and Northeastern Zone Secretary Abubakar Modire and Shuaibu Gidado, the group claimed that no stone was left unturned a so-called campaign to uphold the defamation against the minister.