The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lashed out at the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai for saying that foreign powers who interfere in Nigeria’s elections will return to their countries in body bags.
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has warned that anybody who comes to intervene in the affairs of Nigeria will go back in “body bags”.
This is in reaction to the recent statements made by foreign representatives, UK, US and EU on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Reacting, PDP, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesman, called on the international community to immediately impose travel ban on el-Rufai.
The US, UK and EU had listed travel ban as one of the measures it would use against those who work against the elections.
The statement read: “Nigerians are still in a shock over comments by the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, who declared on a national television 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?.
“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 also threatened to pull out of the peace accord it signed for the elections.
In December, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, joined flagbearers of other parties to commit to peace in the elections.
However, PDP, in a statement said that after due consideration of “comments, threats and incendiary actions by the APC and the Buhari Presidency, 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, if no action is immediately taken to curb this trend”.