The Nigerian Presidency has weighed in on a recent comment made by the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai that foreigners who interfere in the 2019 general elections will leave the country in ‘Body Bags’.
He said this while appearing on a Tuesday Live program which aired on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). Quoting him;
“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person to come and intervene. They would go back in body bags because nobody would come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country,” he said.
PoliticsNGR learned that in a statement on Wednesday, signed by spokesman, Garba Shehu, the presidency disclosed that it would cooperate with Election observers and won’t let the international community down.
“The Presidency assures Nigerians and the international community that the President would do everything within his power to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the country.
“We have taken note of the clarification to a reported earlier statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i concerning opposition call for foreign interference in our domestic affairs and to say that latest statement by him should rest the issue for good,” the presidency said.
The statement also defended El-rufai adding that he “spoke strongly in defence of national interest. It is clear that El-Rufa’i, our party the APC and all its candidates have reposed their faith in democracy through general elections.”