A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, Buba Galadima, has said the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, should face the consequences of his past actions.
Pantami has been under fire following revelations allegedly linking him to terrorist organisations – Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. A sermon he delivered in the past had him allegedly sympathising with the terrorist organisations, a thing he says he has repented of.
Galadima who appeared on Arise News programme on Friday stated that the situation with the Minister “is a clear example of opportunist Nigerians who speak to the gallery just because they wanted to get into a position.”
He said, “It is opportunism for these clergymen on all sides to play to the gallery because they want to draw attention. He did that at a certain period, and now he’s reaping the fruit of it because he has been recognised and given an appointment. Now that his past was bad, it is important that he faces his own music.”
He continued, “Pantami has already admitted his crime. So, there is no need even to investigate anything because he has already admitted, he has apologised. Whether the apology is good enough to exonerate him, that I wouldn’t know.”
Galadima faulted the Federal Government for standing in support of Pantami on claims that he has apologised for his past statement.
He said, “If anybody commits an offence, apologises and is set free, then let the federal government today release Jolly Nyame and Chief Dariye of Plateau State. They have been jailed despite having remorse in court. Why can’t the federal government release them? Or those that are being interrogated for theft, they should be let off the hook if they apologise.”