Eleven (11) countries have been asked by the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) to impose strict sanctions and visa ban on Nasarawa State, Governor, Abdullahi Sule.
The eleven countries are the United States of America, the UK, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, China, Saudi Arabia, Australia, South Africa and the European Union.
The CLO also asked for a visa ban on the INEC Returning Officer for Nasarawa State, Professor Ishaya Tanko for allegedly manipulating the March 18 governorship elections in the state.
The president of the CLO, Igho Akeregha, and its Executive Director, Ibuchukwu Ezike, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja.
According to the CLO, it had sent petitions to the governments of the eleven countries via their respective embassies in Nigeria.
Governor Sule, the CLO claimed, made statements capable of undermining the sanctity and independence of the judiciary and threatening the unity of the country after the election petitions tribunal nullified his election and declared David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election.
But, in a swift reaction, the governor refuted the allegations.
The governor’s refutal was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Peter Ahemba.
The statement said, “Governor Abdullahi Sule hasn’t committed any offence to warrant banning him from travelling outside of the country as demanded by the CLO.
“This is highly condemnable and laughable; such allegations are baseless. Such groups are window dressers working with PDP to authenticate the fraud being perpetrated by the party during the general elections.”