The Presidency has promised the International Community that Nigeria under the Muhammadu Buhari’s government would cooperate with it and election observers in the coming elections.
A statement from the presidency said: “The Presidency will not let the International Community and the election observers down and will ensure free, fair and credible elections in the election.”
The Spokesperson, Garba Shehu also said the Presidency was satisfied with the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s clarification on the comments he purportedly made on the recent statements by the US, UK and EU on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Nigeria’s former Chief Justice.
“We have taken note of the clarification by El-Rufa’i concerning opposition call for foreign interference in our domestic affairs and to say his latest statement should rest the issue for good.
“There is nothing more to sneeze at. The Governor spoke strongly in defence of national interest. It is clear that El-Rufai, our party the APC and all its candidates have reposed their faith in democracy through general elections. They are all of the view that there is no place for violence against local people or foreign citizens in our midst,” Shehu noted.
He called on the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to own up to the mistakes of their own policies for 16 years which have led the country to a sorry past which cost lives, jobs and growth instead of dwelling on diversionary issues.
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