Nigeria’s foreign ministry warns international communities to desist from interference

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has cautioned representatives of foreign countries and organizations resident in the country against interfering in Nigeria’s internal affairs.

This warning was given in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by its spokesperson, Mr. George Edokpa on Monday in Abuja.

The Ministry expressed deep concern on statements made by the U.S Embassy, UK High Commission and European Union Election Observer Mission in regards to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

According to the ministry, the action established grave and unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of Nigeria.

The statement stated “The various statements, especially of those referred to above, appear prejudicial and signify alignment with the opposition and endorsement of its position that the ruling party.

“And, by extension the Federal Government of Nigeria, is working on rigging the forthcoming elections in Nigeria.

“These statements also portend tolerance for corrupt acts and downplay the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari Administration, knowing fully that the suspended CJN had not denied the charges against him.

“Also, probity requires of him to step aside while the case is under scrutiny,” it stated. According to the Ministry, it is pertinent to underscore the unfortunate fact that statements, as referred above, are inimical to the well-being and development of Nigeria.

“Now, more than any other time, Nigerians and true friends of Nigeria should be working toward repositioning Nigeria to realize her potential and sustainably provide the leadership expected of her.”

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