9,000 sign petition asking EU, UK to bar el-Rufai

Following reports about the United States Government recently announced visa restrictions on Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, at least 8,000 people have signed a petition calling on the United Kingdom and the European Union to follow suit.

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 TheColumn on Change.Org showed that the petition had hit 9,000 as of 14.15 am on Wednesday.

Omokri, who initiated the petition, accused el-Rufai of being a threat to the peace and security of Nigeria for many reasons.

He noted that on December 3, 2016, the governor admitted that he paid herdsmen who had been accused of killing several persons.

He also made several other allegation against the Governor.

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