Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the international community to disregard the threats of embattled Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and monitor the 2019 general elections to ensure the conduct of credible elections.
The Kaduna State Governor had on Tuesday warned that those who intervene in the forthcoming general elections will “go back in body bags.”
Governor Wike, while reacting, stressed that the international community must sanction Nigeria and any official linked to the planned rigging of the 2019 General elections by the APC-led Federal Government .
Speaking at the PDP campaign rally at Ngo, Andoni Local Government Area, Governor Wike said the sanctions must begin with Governor El-Rufai , “the purveyor of extreme electoral violence.”
He described El-Rufai as a shifty character, who changes over time in line with his personal interest.
“We want to call on the international community not to be afraid. They should not be deterred by the so-called threat by El-Rufai.
“They should come out and monitor these elections. If anybody rigs, they should sanction Nigeria. They should start first by imposing sanctions on El-Rufai. They should cancel all his visas .
“In 2015, the international community monitored the elections and Goodluck Jonathan lost. He did not fight but rather handed over peacefully. He said that his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian. These elections must be free and fair.
“El-Rufai is afraid because he knows he has nothing to account for his stewardship in Kaduna. That is why he can open his mouth to attack the international community.
“I want the international community to disregard this threat by El-Rufai as empty”, he said.
“El-Rufai denies everything he says. Is that a man of character? El-Rufai was one of those who signed an administrative document in 2007 that disqualified Amaechi as a corrupt person. Today, he is singing a different song on Amaechi,” Wike said.