There seems to be more problems heading the way of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai following an online petition launched against him, which is calling on the United Kingdom and the European Union to place him on visa restriction.
The petition was initiated on Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 by Reno Omokri, a former presidential media aide.
Omokri in his petition on change.org where he asked the Government of the United Kingdom and the European Union to place a travel ban on El-Rufai accused the Governor of promoting genocide and religious and political intolerance.
He further accused him of being a threat to the peace and security of Nigeria.
As at 12.43 pm on Wednesday, 16th September, 7,750 people have signed the petition.
The fresh petition comes amidst reports that El-Rufai’s name is among the list of Nigerian politicians the United States Government has placed a visa restriction on for electoral violence and malpractices.
Omokri, in his own petition against El-Rufai, listed the Governor’s ‘sins’ as:
“On December 3, 2016, he admitted that he paid killer herdsmen who killed Nigerian citizens, because they were of the same ethnicity as him. Since that admission, there has been an intense escalation of the killings of mostly Christians in Kaduna, and on August 25, 2020, suspected herdsmen abducted seven schoolchildren and their teacher from Prince Academy, in Kaduna. They have not been seen or heard of since then
On September 8, 2014, Nasir El-Rufai falsely accused former President Jonathan and then President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of founding and funding Boko Haram to the tune of N50 billion.
On January 27, 2013, he insulted the Lord Jesus Christ on Twitter
On February 6, 2019, he threatened foreign observers, including observers from the EU and UK with death, warning that they would return in “body bags”, should they intervene in Nigeria.
On July 15, 2012, Nasir El-Rufai said, and I quote “We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.” This threat has been carried out in Southern Kaduna were there is an ongoing genocide of Christians under El-Rufai’s watch.
On August 23, 2019, he charged the Anglican Bishop of Zaria province of Kaduna, Abiodun Ogunyemi, for defamation.
Nasir El-Rufai circulated an email referring to Southern Nigerian women as whores.
On April 13, 2020, proving that the Apple does not fall far from the tree, his son, Bello El-Rufai threatened to gang rape the mother of a Southern Christian woman, proving that the idea that Southern women are “whores” is well established in the El-Rufai household.
On April 24, 2019, another of his sons, Bashir El-Rufai, described the pogrom against Igbos as “sweet”.
The Kaduna state government is yet to react to the petition that is still attracting a lot of signatures.