Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has joined voices calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital economy, Dr Isa Pantami over his pro-terrorism statements, calls for nationwide protest, condemns the presidency for defending the Minister.
Speaking in a video shared on her Twitter account, Mrs Yesufu said the presidency is an institution, not Garba Shehu or President Muhammadu Buhari and this institution should not be seen supporting a terrorism sympathiser.
“The presidency is not Garba Shehu, the presidency is not even Muhammadu Buhari. The presidency is an institution and that institution must not be seen in any way whatsoever supporting someone who is known to be a terrorist sympathiser,” Mrs Yesufu said.
“We can not be a nation and allow people who support terrorism to be out there in our public domain as public servants.
“We cannot have a minister of a sector that is so sensitive and everything under that sector is with a terrorist sympathiser. Whether he has been or has repented is not an issue, the issue is that our presidency which is an institution must not be seen in any way supporting a terrorist sympathiser.”
Yesufu also tackled the presidency’s claim that Pantami was in his teenage years when he made those statements.
She said he only apologised because he has been found out.
“You cannot tell me that Pantami was a child when he made those statements. He wasn’t a teenager when he made those statements, he was not a young adult, he was a fully-fledged adult and he knew what he was doing,” she added.