A former presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the last primaries, SKC Ogbonnia has called for the resignation of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai.
PoliticsNGR learned that Ogbonnia’s comments arise from a recent comment made by the governor that foreigners who interfere in the country’s upcoming elections will leave in ‘Bodybags’. El-rufai made this statement during an interview on NTA on Tuesday. Quoting him;
“We are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags.”
In a statement on Thursday, Mr Ogbonnia condemned the statement calling it an ‘open death threat’ to Foreign election observers. The statement read;
“It is a threat to our nascent democracy, as well as national security, and a dark stain to Nigeria’s image in the comity of nations.
“El-Rufai’s death threat to foreign bodies contravenes an objective of the Nigerian Constitution which promotes international co-operation for the consolidation of universal peace and mutual respect among all nations and elimination of discrimination in all its manifestations.
“This development must not be treated as business as usual. Governor Nasir el-Rufai has no option than to resign his office honourably. This is a critical time in national history, and we cannot condone public officials fanning the embers of violence.”