With All These Evidence, Do You Think President Buhari Is Still Alive or Dead? [See This]
On April 12th, a news site, Independent Newspaper, ran a story with the headline ‘Disquiet As America Places Nigerian Minister of Communication On Watch List.’
The publication stated that the Nigerian communication minister, Isa Pantami, is on the watch list of the America’s Intelligence Service for involvement with the killer Boko-Haram Terrorist group.
Who Is Pantami?
Back to my question. “Is President Buhari Still Alive or Dead For Real?”. Below are few reasons why I asked that question.
In June 2017, rumor spread that Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Pantami, has led the conversion of Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, from Christianity to Islam at the an-Noor Mosque in Abuja. The rumor was denied by both Pantami and Dalung. Was either of them sacked or sanctioned? NO!
In same 2017, there have been allegations that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was investigating the spending of NITDA, but Pantami and Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, claimed that no such investigation happened.
Now in April 2021, a publication by an online media company linked Pantami to then leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf as allies, and that Pantami has been listed by the American Government under its terrorist watch list. Though the publication was later retracted by NewsWireNgr – a third party newspaper that copied the publication from Independent Newspapers Nigeria, but no retraction has been published on the website of Independent Newspapers Nigeria although the article was taken down.
However, audio published by Peoples Gazette shows that Pantami was sympathetic to Boko Haram members when delivering sermons at several worship centers in the mid to late 2000s.
This revelation led to further resurfacing of Pantami’s old speeches, including a 2004 speech where he expressed support for the Taliban and al-Qaeda (“Oh God, give victory to the Taliban and to al-Qaeda”) and claimed that “jihad is an obligation for every single believer, especially in Nigeria.”
These speeches along with other speeches like one from 2006 where Pantami mourned the death of the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (“May God have mercy on Ahmad Fadeel al-Khalayleh”). The statements ignited controversy and calls for Pantami’s resignation as Communications Minister under the hashtag, #PantamiResign. Has he resign yet? NO!
What happened next? A pro-Pantami campaign to counter the online calls for resignation was exposed when the official Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy Twitter account accidentally tweeted #PantamiWillStay and #PantamiwillnotResign on 17 April after two days of #PantamiResign trending; the tweet was quickly deleted.
After the backlash and calls for resignation continued, Pantami immediately disavowed the statements on April 17, saying
“some of the comments I made some years ago that are generating controversies now were based on my understanding of religious issues at the time, and I have changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity.”
Is that an excuse?
Are all these not enough reason to sack and get him removed as the Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy? Is it until he shot someone with a gun?
I ask again,
Is President Buhari Still Alive or Dead For Real?
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