PDP Calls For Travel Ban On El-rufai Over Threat To Kill Foreigners

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a travel ban to be placed on Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State.

Mr El-rufai had on Tuesday threatened to kill foreigners who do not mind their business during the forthcoming general elections.

His comments has been widely condemned with the PDP requesting that the governor be restricted from visiting certain countries.

The opposition party made the call on Wednesday in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The statement was reproduced in social media accounts of the party.

“Nigerians are still in a shock over comments by the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai, who declared on a national tv that members of the global democratic institutions that are working for a peaceful election in Nigeria will return to their countries in body bags. What a threat?” the statement said.

“We call on the international community to immediately impose a travel ban on El-rufai for this inciting comment against peaceful elections in our country,” the party requested.

PDP also threatened to pull out of the peace accord it signed last year, citing the inciting actions of chieftains of the ruling party.

“After due consideration of comments, threats and incendiary actions by the APC and Buhari, which are directly inimical to a peaceful, free and fair election, the PDP is left with no option than to consider a review of its signatory in the National peace accord.

“Very importantly, the PDP calls on the National Peace Committee to note the infractions by the APC & its leaders to the peace accord, including the provocative shut down of all the stadia in Kano state by governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in order to frustrate the PDP.

“We therefore call on the National Peace Committee to immediately summon El-rufai on his inflammatory remarks against peaceful election in our country.”

The party also kicked against the redeployment of Commissioners of Police to its strongholds.

It said the redeployed officers has been handed orders to rig the forthcoming election for the ruling party.