Cracks as Reps spokesman, Minority caucus fight over Pantami

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Cracks as Reps spokesman, Minority caucus fight over Pantami

A crack has emerged in the House of Representatives on clamour for resignation or sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, over his alleged support for terrorist groups.

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While the spokesman Benjamin Kalu said the House was ready to hear a motion by the Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu on the needs to suspend or sack the Minister, the Minority caucus asked the Speaker to forward Elumelu’s position as resolution of the House to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Caucus is also demanding an apology from Kalu for engaging in what it described as personal attack on Elumelu.

While coming under matters of privilege at Wednesday’s plenary, Elumelu had called for resignation of the Minister for alleged link to terrorist groups and past comments supporting terrorist groups.

In noting Elumelu’s position, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had informed he was coming under a wrong order and failed to inform the House how Pantami’s alleged link breached his privilege.

The matter was again raised on the floor on Thursday with members expressing concerns about media report which they claimed misrepresented what transpired.

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