Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, urged the House to demand resignation or sack of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over his controversial sermons and utterances backing the activities of Jihadist movements and deadly Islamic sects.
Pantami has been under fire for once preaching the violent cause of extremist Islamist sects and Jihadist narratives of al-Qaeda and the Taliban before he became a member of the Federal Executive Council in the Buhari administration.
At the plenary on Wednesday, Elumelu raised a point of order to demand that the House acts on the issue. He particularly demanded the minister’s resignation or sack.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, overruled the Minority Leader, noting that Elumelu came under the matter and the matter being raised had nothing to do with his privilege as a lawmaker.
“Your point of order is noted,” Gbajabiamila said and hit the gavel.