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Nasir El-Rufai, Godfatherism, Kaduna State, Lagos State, Nigerian Politics

Nigerians have berated Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for saying foreign officials who try to intervene in Nigeria’s internal affairs will “go back in body bags”.

Naija News reports that the governor’s comment was in reaction to the statements issued by the United States, the United Kingdom and European Union on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The US, UK and EU had expressed reservations about the legality of Onnoghen’s suspension unilaterally by President Muhammadu Buhari without the input of the National Assembly.

Reacting to the statements, El-Rufai said the foreign countries had no right to lecture Nigerians how to run their country.

This online news platform reports that the Governor made this comment on Tuesday, February 5 when he appeared on NTA.

El-Rufai said, “They (the comments) were based on non-information and they are most irresponsible and I am happy that the Presidency responded to them.

“As Nigerians, we must understand that these guys can sit pretty in their country and say things but when the crisis breaks we are here. We are the victims, our wives and children are the victims, and we must rise up and unite and say that no to violence in this country.”

“Those that are calling for everyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags. Because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country. We’ve got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible and we know the history of those countries that are trying to teach us these things; we have read their history. We also know that in their stages of development they went through these challenges.

“So, please, let’s work together; let’s advise one another but don’t lecture us,” he said.

Apparently displeased with the Governor’s threats, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to lampoon El-Rufai.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…


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