Nasir El-rufai, Kaduna State Governor, is reportedly banned from stepping his foots in the United States of America.
This was made known by an online news portal known as Sahara Reporters on Wednesday.
The news medium published the claim on Tuesday while condemnation trailed the governor’s threat to kill foreigners who do not mind their businesses at the forthcoming general election.
Although it did not provide evidence to back up its claim, Sahara Reporters said the governor was banned from visiting the U.S in 2010.
The news portal said it got the information from an official of the U.S government which it refused to name.
Aside the Kaduna governor, other politically exposed persons on the ban list includes: Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State; Michael Aondoakaa, former Attorney General of the Federation; former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili and former Delta State governor, James Ibori.
They were said to be banned for various corruption involving them.
Some Nigerian politically exposed persons (PEPs) who’ve featured on US corruption ban list includes @atiku, @GovAyoFayose, former AGF Michael Aondoakaa, @elrufai, Ex-Governor Of Rivers state, Peter Odili, convicted former Delta State Governor James Ibori
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 6, 2019
Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also on the ban list but he recently visited the U.S in a bid to clear himself of corruption allegations involving him in that country.
Report has since emerged that the ban on the PDP candidate was temporary lifted to encourage democracy in the country. This claim has not been independently verified by POLITICS TIMES.