The All Progressives Congress, APC, has told the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States to solve numerous challenges facing them and leave Nigeria to handle her own internal matters.
This was coming from the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Yekini Nabena who addressed reporters in Abuja on Monday.
According to him, the Western nations should focus on the breakdown of the Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and European Union; the alleged Russia interference in the last presidential election in the US; and many other serious challenges they face.
Nabena said, “In all elections conducted in the country, we have always welcomed local and foreign monitors and observers. In our view, this is a best practice and geared to ensure the transparency of our elections.
“But comments on our election processes coming from some western diplomats and accredited foreign observer missions have been downright meddlesome and tantamount to interference.
“Nigeria is a sovereign nation and such actions by these western countries negate the principles of international law which outlaws interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign nation by another country.
“While the electioneering process might not be perfect as seen with the last-minute postponement of the General Elections, we must all work together to make it better.
“Statements and actions by these western diplomats and accredited foreign observer missions that erode confidence in the elections are inexcusable and strongly condemned.
“As a country, we will always find local solutions to our local challenges whenever they arise.
“The US, UK and EU have enough already on their hands. Their time and energy should be spent on the probe of alleged Russian interference in the immediate-past US elections, the breakdown of the Brexit deal between the UK and EU and many other serious challenges they face.”