Only an unreasonable govt will keep Pantami in office – Wike

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has faulted the Buhari presidency for keeping Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami in office despite his recent travails.

Wike said that Pantami’s recent disavowal of his previous support for extremists should not prevent him from getting sacked.

He said it was worrisome that the Federal Government maintained an undignified silence in spite of the revelations on Pantami and public outcry for his removal.

Wike, who spoke on a television programme in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, stated that the allegations against the minister were enough to jolt any government into action.

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The Rivers governor stressed that Pantami should have resigned immediately the matter became a matter of public discourse.

“If it was really where a government is working, if an American government says your minister is on a watch list, it calls for concern for you to say look there is a problem.

“The moment a high government official is on a watch list as regards to terrorism, no government can fold its hands and allow it.

“ I don’t understand why a reasonable government will allow such a person to be in the cabinet,” Wike said.



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