President Muhammadu Buhari gave the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy on Thursday the 22nd.
The The presidency’s unwavering position is that President Buhari does not consider removing Pantami from office, as demanded by many sections of the Nigerian population Minister and explains why he should keep his seat.
1. Smear Campaign
The Presidency believes that the incitement to fire Pantami is nothing more than part of a smear campaign to bring him down and his reputation along with his many contributions destroy the growth and development of the nation.
Specifically, Shehu said in the statement that these steps against Pantami are an insidious phenomenon that is trying to end his career.
2. His past is over
In addition, the Presidency noted that everything the former Islamic cleric believed and preached in in the past has been abandoned and rejected by him.
Part of the statement reflecting this stance read:
“The minister rightly apologized for what he said in the early 2000s. The views were correct Absolutely unacceptable at the time and would be just as unacceptable today if he repeated them. But he will not repeat them – because he has publicly and permanently condemned his earlier statements as false. “
3. He was young
Closely related to this is the Presidency’s argument that the preacher was young at the time he made some controversial remarks, adding that he was only in his twenties at the time, but has gained a better understanding of the reality of things over time.
The presidency said:
” In the 2000s the minister was a man in his twenties; next year he will be 50. Time has passed and people and their opinions are changing – often rightly -. “
4. Fairness in Judgment
Based On the above, the President also informed Nigerians that his government will continue to deal fairly with everyone, including Pantami, in order to make life better.
President Buhari said his government is “committed to improving the lives of all Nigerians – including ensuring they are not overused or used for the services on which modern life depends.” are undervalued. “
5. Conspiracy by politicians against Pantami
Another allegation by the presidency is that the conspiracy against the minister is supported by some people in opposition parties.
The statement stated that verified information suggests newspaper editors have turned down financial offers from politicians that they have given the media to spread their malicious campaign against Pantami.
The aforementioned statement:
“… there is now well-reported information claiming that newspaper editors have rejected an attempt to stave off funding and instigated some ICT firms into a smear campaign against the minister.” < / blockquote>
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) asked President Buhari to dismiss Pantami immediately.
According to one on Sunday, the 18th taken for granted whoever den.