November 29, 2021


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Plan to smear northern govs over Pantami uncovered – Lalong

The Northern States Governor’s Forum said it has uncovered plans to smear its image over alleged religious extremist’s comments made by Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.

The chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, who disclosed this, said a shadow group plans to print and circulate posters to the effect that it is supporting the embattled minister over the past comments.

In a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor, Dr Makut Simon Macham, said those behind the propaganda publication are political interests that are bent on dragging the Forum into the controversy by widely circulating the posters on social media and pasting same across the country with the view to tarnishing the image of the body and its members.

He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, the Forum wishes to state that it has no intention of being dragged into the matter as the minister has provided his response to the issue which does not need the validation or denial of the forum.

“The forum is not responsible for his personal or official conduct and utterances at any time.”