Controversial Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has warned against removal or sack of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami.
The Nation reports there have been calls for the resignation of the Minister over his pass support for terror groups, which he has since renounced.
Many Nigerians have demanded for his sack or resignation, insisting his renunciation was not enough.
But Gumi during an interview with Roots TV monitored by The Nation, said the allegations against the embattled Minister were not true and should be discarded.
“You cannot Islamise the whole world. Jesus Christ came; he could not Christianise the whole world. Nobody can Islamise or Christianise Nigeria,” Gumi began.
“All his actions, one hundred percent, shows he is not a terrorist. Those who are terrorists are after his life. The Minister should continue. His presence there is fighting the terrorist ideology.
“Show me one person he has killed. He has not killed anybody. He has not ordered the killing of anybody. Discard the fake news.
The man is stabilising a government among a section of youths, which we want them to come and join in nation-building. They should not throw him away. Leave him. He is not a terrorist sympathiser.
“And you people are fighting them. No. You should get more people like Pantami and put them in power. It will stabilise. Don’t remove him. You’ll regret,” he stated.