MINISTER of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has raised the alarm over a plot to release doctored videos to embarrass him.
He said the videos had been designed to show him in an alleged compromising condition to dent his image.
The Minister said the alarm was to alert the public to what he described as the latest ungodly plan and also warn perpetrators about the consequences of such action.
Pantami, who spoke in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, insisted that he would not sit idly and watch his hard-earned reputation as an Islamic scholar destroyed.
He said, “We are in receipt of credible intelligence that the same forces who have been championing a well-coordinated and richly funded campaign against the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, are now unto the next stage of their diabolic project.
“This time around, the forces of evil are shopping for willing partners as well as their usual avenues, to release doctored videos purporting to show the Honourable Minister in an alleged compromising condition, as a way of creating injury on his image.
“We are least surprised by this recent move which is a clear intensification of their desperation, having failed in their assault on the personality of the Honourable Minister, despite their previous efforts.”
“After concocting lies and half-truths linking the Honourable Minister with terrorism, despite his well-documented stance against Boko Haram and similar groups, these adversaries went to the extent of doctoring a document with capacity to endanger national security,” the statement added.
It said it was a relief for peace-loving Nigerians that the gimmick also failed to strike that sensitive chord.
“The Honourable Minister will not sit idly to see his hard-earned reputation as a respected community leader, Islamic Scholar and public servant being muddled in the mud by paid agents with no adherence to truth and fear of God,” the statement stressed.