Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has called on UK and European Union to place visa ban on Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, over sundry reasons including alleged insulting Jesus Christ.
El-Rufai had in 2013 during the time of Dr Goodluck Jonathan as president tweeted: “If Jesus criticises Jonathan’s government, Maku, Abati or Okupe will say that he slept with Mary Magdalene.”
The governor’s tweet drew him flak with Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, viewing it as an insult slur on Christ.
Coming on the heels of report of United States placing visa restriction on el-Rufai and some political actors over alleged election violence, Omokori has asked the UK and the EU to mete out the US’ treatment to the governor.
He made the call via a petition he penned to the UK Parliament, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; Council of the European Union and the European Parliament wherein he also accused him of embolden Fulani militia to kill Christians in Kaduna State.
The petition reads in part: “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 where there is an ongoing genocide of Christians under el-Rufai’s watch.
“On April 24, 2019, another of his sons, Bashir el-Rufai, described the pogrom against Igbos as sweet.
“It is for this reason that Nigerian citizens call on the government of the United Kingdom and the European Union Presidency to follow the lead of the United States and place a visa ban on Nasir El-Rufai, who is scheming to become Nigeria’s President, to prevent a Rwandan style genocide in Nigeria.”