Kaduna Governor El Rufai Threatens Foreign Election Observers With Death
Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El Rufai has faced criticisms from Nigerians after he threatened foreign election observers with death.
El Rufai was a guest at a panel discussion on state owned Nigeria Television Authority, NTA’s Tuesday.
“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags,” the governor said.
He added that while Nigeria had intervened in Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 1990s, it was done based on the resolution of the international community and as a gesture of “neighbourliness”.
El-Rufai threatens foreign election observers pic.twitter.com/HTRgoR0dD7— Nnaemeka (@NwankwoOkere) February 6, 2019
El-Rufai said Nigeria is an independent entity whose sovereignty would never be compromised in servitude to foreign powers.
“We are trying to run our country as decently as possible,” he said, adding that foreign countries have also had their own share of “tough” phases before attaining their current developmental strides.
El Rufai’s comments follows the statements last week by US and the UK condemning the suspension of Nigeria’s Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen.
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