Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday condemned the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for describing the three Senators from the state as “useless.”
El-Rufai, who rained curses on Senators representing the state, on Friday had prayed God to punish the lawmakers over their role on the rejection of the $350 million World Bank loan for the state.
Reacting to the governor’s tirade, HURIWA urged both President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to take action and stop the governor from further “instigating targeted violent attacks against the three serving Senators of Kaduna state extraction.”
A statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko said the group will write to world bodies on the need to place El-Rufai on their watch list because he posed “serious security threat.”
The statement reads in part: “HURIWA has carpeted the Kaduna State governor Mr Nassir Elruffai for stoking the embers of hatred and instigating politically motivated violence against his political adversaries through the issuance of hate messages purportedly cursing the three Senators from Kaduna State for halting the approval of a loan of over $300 million from the World Bank.
“The statement credited to the Governor during a political rally last weekend was not just mere hate messages but was capable of bringing about political instability and breach of peace in the entire State since the Senators are direct representatives of the various constituencies that make up the State.
“The group has resolved to write to the United Nations and the European commission to demand that they place the person of Governor Nassir El-rufai on their watch list as a serious security threat.
“HURIWA has also called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the national hierarchy of the All progressives congress which sponsored the President and also the Kaduna state governor in the year 2015 poll to take concrete and verifiable actions to stop the Kaduna state governor from further instigating targeted violent attacks against the three serving Senators of Kaduna state extraction.”