PDP accuses Pantanmi of registering aliens for NIN, demands minister’s resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has charged the Department of State Services (DSS) to immediately invite the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Patanmi for questioning over his alleged affiliations with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

This urge is coming at a time the agitation and call for Pantami’s resignation gains momentum over his listing on the USA terrorist watchlist and past utterances in support of the dreaded AlQaeda group.

In a statement signed by the Press Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party has joined Nigerians to raise concern that a Minister holding a sensitive positive should be affiliated to the foremost terrorist group in the world and has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should immediately sack the minister, given the acuteness of the issue at stake.

Kola Ologbondiyan

The press statement reads, “Our party’s position is predicated on the heightening concerns in the public space and in the international arena of possible compromises by the communication minister, who has access to sensitive government documents and information, in addition to data of all individuals including high profile personalities in the public and private sectors as well as the traditional and faith-based circles.

The PDP is particularly worried about allegations in the public suggesting that the minister compromised the NIN registration exercise by giving room for the registration of aliens and invaders from other countries as our citizens.

The party tasks the DSS to investigate the allegation, which has created apprehension, particularly given the rise in banditry and other terrorist activities in our country.

The PDP urges Nigerians to remain alert and very sensitive to their environment, while not hesitating in providing useful information to our security agencies in the interest of our nation.”

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