In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, September, 2020

7,000 Individuals Signal Petition Asking EU, UK To Bar Governor Nasir El-Rufai

7,000 People Sign Petition Asking EU, UK To Bar Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai

The PUNCH stories that amid stories that america Authorities has positioned a visa restriction on Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, no less than 7,000 individuals have signed a petition calling on the UK and the European Union to comply with go well with.

The petition, which was initiated by a former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, on Tuesday, was addressed to the UK Parliament, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.

Checks by The PUNCH on Change.Org confirmed that the petition had hit 7,000 as of 11.15 am on Wednesday.

Omokri, who initiated the petition, accused el-Rufai of being a risk to the peace and safety of Nigeria for a lot of causes.

He famous that on December three, 2016, the governor admitted that he paid herdsmen who had been accused of killing a number of individuals.

“Since that admission, there was an intense escalation of the killings of largely Christians in Kaduna, and on August 25, 2020, suspected herdsmen kidnapped seven schoolchildren and their instructor from Prince Academy, in Kaduna. They haven’t been seen or heard of since then,” Omokri stated.

Omokri, who was a social media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, stated el-Rufai on January 27, 2013, insulted Jesus Christ on Twitter

The petition additional learn, “On February 6, 2019, he threatened international observers, together with observers from the EU and UK with dying, warning that they’d return in physique baggage ought to they intervene in Nigeria.

“On July 15, 2012, Nasir El-Rufai stated, and I quote ‘We’ll write this for all to learn. Anybody, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a mortgage repayable at some point regardless of how lengthy it takes.’ This risk has been carried out in Southern Kaduna the place there’s an ongoing genocide of Christians underneath el-Rufai’s watch.”

Omokri stated on August 23, 2019, the governor charged the Anglican Bishop of Zaria province of Kaduna, Abiodun Ogunyemi, for defamation.


“On April 24, 2019, one other of his sons, Bashir el-Rufai, described the pogrom towards Igbos as candy.

“It is for that reason that Nigerian residents name on the federal government of the UK and the European Union Presidency to comply with the lead of america and place a visa ban on Nasir El-Rufai, who’s scheming to turn out to be Nigeria’s President, to stop a Rwandan fashion genocide in Nigeria,” he stated.

Makes an attempt to get a response from the governor’s workplace proved abortive as his Spokesman, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye, rejected calls and had but to answer a textual content message as of the time of submitting this report.

The Nigerian Bar Affiliation had final month invited el-Rufai to talk at its Annual Normal Convention however the NBA later withdrew the invitation amid a number of petitions.

The governor has been accused of mismanaging the variety of Kaduna State which has led to the killings of a whole bunch of individuals largely in Southern Kaduna.

He was additionally accused of human rights abuse together with guaranteeing the extended and unlawful detention of presidency critics.

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