INEC redraws itself from Nasir el-Rufai’s foreigners death threat responseFebruary 7, 2019
INEC redraws itself from Nasir el-Rufai’s foreigners’ death threat response
INEC redraws itself from Nasir el-Rufai…The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dissociated itself from the response uttered by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State wherein he said that foreign personalities that poke noses in Nigeria’s elections will be taken away in body bags.
El-Rufai had responded to the foreign supervision of the 2019 forthcoming elections during a live TV programme on NTA, saying;
“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.”
However, this comment or statement got everybody think what he was up to. Reporting on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini, assured that foreign monitors should never feel frightened or discouraged from acting as a watchdog over the elections.
“I am concerned by that statement but we want to assure members of the international community that our election is an election that we want to conduct because election period is a period for citizens to renew ideas, policies, and persons who have governed for a period of time. So, here in Nigeria, we want to say that on the part of the commission, our commitment to conduct free and fair election to the satisfaction of the Nigerian people first and will also meet regional and international standards, one that we will demonstrate in this election because we have sufficient tools preparation to deal with that.” He said.