President, Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has added his voice to the controversy surrounding the allegation of terrorism hanging on the neck of Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami.
In his reaction, the clergyman noted that one million Pantamis can’t stop the spread of Christianity in the North or anywhere in the world.
Naija News recalls Pantami has been accused of having links with and supporting terrorist organizations including Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda, and Taliban.
But the Minister in his defence said he is a changed person and the views he once held about some radical Islamic ideologies have changed with time.
He pleaded that he said most of the things for which he is under fire currently as a teenager but he’s a changed person now.
However, the calls for his resignation or for him to be sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari have continued to trend on social media.
Adding his voice to the saga, Apostle Suleman in a Twitter post on Thursday evening noted that separatist ideology can never produce good governance.
He wrote: “1million ‘patanmis’ cannot stop the spread of Christianity In northern Nigeria or anywhere for that matter.
“Divisive mentality and separatist ideology can never produce good governance. We are counting days to the exit of a failed system. We have survived, we will survive.”
1million ‘patanmis’ cannot stop the spread of christianity In northern Nigeria or anywhere for that matter.
Divisive mentality and separatist ideology can never produce good governance.
We are counting days to the exit of a failed system.
We have survived,we will survive..
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) April 22, 2021
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he won’t sack the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over his past comments in support of terrorist groups like Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Naija News reports that Buhari made this known in a statement on Thursday titled ‘Statement by the Presidency on recent campaign against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,” released by his Special Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He said Pantami’s ordeal in the hands of those calling for his sack was not about his past utterances but about his current job as a minister.
Buhari backed Pantami’s explanation that he was young when he made those statements and that his position had since changed.